Bulholme canal lock gates craned in to place

Lock gates craned in to position A 100 tonne crane was used to replace the existing gates

Related Stories

A new set of lock gates has been craned into place on a West Yorkshire canal.

Bulholme Lock on the Aire and Calder Navigation, near Castleford, was fitted with a new set of "head" or top gates, the Canal and River Trust said.

The £150,000 replacement was part of the trust's winter maintenance programme. The existing pair of gates had been in place for 29 years.

The lock is 460ft (140 metres) long and holds 730,000 gallons of water. An open day is to be held on Sunday.

The gates were made at a workshop in Stanley Ferry, Wakefield.

The Canal and River Trust is a charity caring for 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometres) of waterways in England and Wales.

The Aire and Calder Navigation runs from Leeds to Goole with a branch from Castleford to Wakefield.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Leeds & West Yorkshire

Weather

Leeds

Min. Night 13 °C

Features

  • RihannaCloud caution

    After celebrity leaks, what can you do to safeguard your photos?


  • Cesc FabregasFair price?

    Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players?


  • Woman and hairdryerBlow back

    Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?


  • Rack of lambFavourite feast

    Is the UK unusually fond of lamb and potatoes?


  • Members of staff at James Stevenson Flags hold a Union Jack and Saltire flag UK minus Scotland

    Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.