Lock gates replaced at canal near Cheddington

The Canal and River Trust have replaced a set of lock gates at Seabrook Lock near Cheddington.

Monday, 20th February 2017, 2:31 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 9:18 am
Repairs to a brick wall at Seabrook Lock near Cheddington

Repairs have also been taking place to the lock walls along the canal.

A Canal and River Trust spokesman said: “Each of the lock gates weigh several tonnes each and are hand made by oak at our workshop in the Midlands.

“Each of the lock gates are made to measure to ensure they fit snugly in the lock and help prevent water leaking through the gates.”

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Repairs to a set of lock gates at Seabrook Lock near Cheddington

On average, lock gates are replaced every 25 years with the latest works as part of a £43 million project to replace and repair lock gates across the waterways.

Repairs to a set of lock gates at Seabrook Lock near Cheddington