Restoration photos. May/June 2014.

At Redwith Bridge,the clay block has been cleared of scrub ready for removal.

Stop Planks under the bridge are also ready for removal to let the water into this latest restored section.

Beyond the bridge, the canal has started to fill up with water. It couldn’t wait !

Near the end of the wharf wall, a mooring bolard has been installed.

The last area to be completed is situated just past the Redwith Wharf Wall (seen on the off-side).

On the off-side, by the culvert,a small nature reserve pond has been constructed.

A view across the canal showing the new pond and freshly planted surrounding hedge.

 Looking in the direction of Pryces Bridge No 84.  Water is already in the bottom of the canal bed.

Closer to Pryces Bridge. The off-side bank has already grassed over and the channel is waiting for water.

Looking back towards Redwith. The safety fence will be removed when the canal is in water.

Under Pryces Bridge (No.86). A re-inforced concrete base now stabilises the under-water structure.

On the opposite side of the bridge, new stop-planks are now seen to have been installed.

Viewed from under the bridge, by the new stop-planks you can see the next section due for restoration.

30th May 2014

Approaching Redwith from the direction of Maesbury, two CRT work boats were seen.

At Redwith, a clear view under the bridge is seen. The clay dam has been removed ready for re-watering.

A closer view of Redwith Bridge showing the area where the clay dam has been removed.

This view is of the same area as seen from the top of Redwith Bridge.

A close up view below Redwith Bridge showing the water level on the Maesbury side of the stop planks.

The stop planks as seen from under Redwith Bridge. These are to be removed slowly to allow the newly restored section to be re-watered.

On Monday the 2nd of June, the area at Redwith Bridge was prepared for re-watering the restored section.

The top stop-plank was lifted to allow water to flow thro and under the bridge. A steady flow of water was seen to flow into the newly restored section. It will take two or three days for the levels to equalise.

CLICK HERE To see boats on this section for the first time in over sixty years.