Replacing lock gates on UK canals

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15 Jun 2022, 1:43 pm

Though I live something like 4,000 miles, 6,400 km, away from them, the UK canals are a thing of interest.

This YouTuber is interesting in that he used to do programs for the BBC.

Every year, the Canal & River Trust replace a load of worn-out lock gates across the 200+ year-old canals of England and Wales. But how do you lift a 4-tonne chunk of wood out of its bindings, on waterway, often with limited room to manoeuvre? With a crane on a boat, that's how...

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