Monday, 10 June 2013

Bath lock 11

Lock 11 in the Widcombe Flight at Bath has had a bulge in the wall for a few weeks now. Mindful of the lock collapse on the Aylesbury Arm we have all been a bit worried about it, but the engineers have now moved in and it will be fixed soon.
It gives us a rare opportunity to see what is behind the brick facing of the lock walls.
I understand that whilst the wall maybe completed shortly, it takes several days (or more) for the lime mortar to set to the point where it can survive the continual dousing it gets when the lock is filled.

No comments:

Post a Comment