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Next phase of Bristol's flood defence work to start

  • 23 January 2011
  • From the section Bristol

The third phase of an £11m project to replace Bristol Harbour's flood defences is expected to start on Monday.

This phase involves replacing the gates at Netham Lock, where boats from the River Avon can gain access to the floating harbour.

Built in about 1809, the lock marks the end of the Feeder Canal.

Back-up flood gates have already been installed at Junction Lock, and the swing bridge has been upgraded.

BAM Nuttall, which was awarded all three phases of the project, will replace the four timber gates at Netham Lock, which have been in place since 1982, with new timber gates sympathetic to the historical nature of the location.

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