30 January 2018

Dredging at Stantons Bridge

It was a day for training.  Bob had the company of one pupil in getting to learn the ropes of the process.  Now that both dredger and mud hopper can work alongside, progress is a lot quicker.  The mud that was cleared on the passage up from Bowbridge, was deposited in the canal on the Rodborough side.  This has now to be collected and disposed of beyond the bridge to restore the full navigation width.

So many of the passers by comment on the positive results of this work.  It is many years since the this stretch looked like an operational canal.