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Roydon towpath upgrade, River Stort 23rd February 2012

  During January and February our small Bantam Pusher Tug “Wigan” has been working on the River Stort with our dumb barge “Jim IV” fitted with a barge mounted hiab.
A contractor working on behalf of British Waterways has been digging out the old towpath and re-instating a new towpath with a type 1 base and Breeden gravel finish. As part of this programme of works some piling and bank protection is also being installed.
Loose materials such as type 1 aggregate are carried in bulk in the dumb barge and unloaded into the contractor’s dumper trucks using a clam shell grab on the hiab. Piling materials are also moved to site from the contractor’s main compound by barge and unloaded using the hiab which also supports the piling hammer for the bank protection piling works.
Due to the low bridge heights on the River Stort the centre section of the wheelhouse on “Wigan” has been removed to provide a low profile wheelhouse to ensure the tug has clearance under the bridges.

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