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Olympics works at Old Ford Lock, River Lee, 21st April 2011


As part of the Olympics works a contractor working on behalf of the ODA and British Waterways has started towpath improvement works on the River Lee at Old Ford Lock including a water taxi landing stage.

These works involve the removal of concrete walls, the levelling of the existing towpath, re-surfacing the towpath and installing a wheelchair access ramp and a water taxi landing stage.

WHH have provided a Bantam Pusher Tug “Springwell” and skipper, a flat top pontoon and the dumb barge “Jim IV” with 6 tonne Atlas hiab and clam shell grab.

The flat top pontoon has been used to move plant on and off the towpath and also to carry skips of excavated concrete from the towpath to the site compound for disposal. “Jim V” has been using the barge mounted hiab to remove excavated material and deliver new towpath materials to site. Our pusher tug “Springwell” is kept busy moving both the flat top pontoon and “Jim IV” from the site compound to the various working sites along the towpath between Old Ford Lock and White Post Lane.
Springwell Farm ● Springwell Lane ● Harefield ● Middx  UB9 6PG
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