Previous Crane Boat Projects
Camden Lock Swap
Replacing camden locks, soon to be shown on Sky TV discovery channel – How do they do that.
This is the iconic camden lock gate change. The crane-boat was used for this job as the only access was from the main busy pedestrianised high street. This enabled the job to be carried out without any road/street closures and prevented any interruption to traffic.
Claydon – Cast Iron Lock
These gates are one of only 2 sets of cast iron gates in the country. They weighed 3 ½ tonne each. These gates were transported to Bristol for restoration and are of great interest to English Heritage.
As you can see from the photos this was very in-accessible, the lock gates shown are bottom gates of lock 8, each weighing 3.75 tonnes. Part of a full staircase consisting of 12 locks.