June 28th 2002: The channel between the motorway tunnel and the new lock, out of sight to the left.
June 13th 2002: The new Lock 53, with the new farm access bridge beyond. The original line of the canal can just be seen in the top left of the picture.
June 28th 2002: The chamber of the new lock, complete with gates and paddle gear.
June 28th 2002: Looking south into the chamber of the new lock, during a media visit, with the new bridge crossing the lock tail.
June 28th 2002: The old line of the canal curves away to the left. The motorway is behind the line of trees. The new route of the canal is through the bridge on the right. The old course of the canal to the left will be left as a nature reserve.
June 28th 2002: Looking south towards the original canal channel.
Photo: British Waterways
June 2002: Aerial view of the whole site during the construction, looking south.
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photographs from a boat passing right through the site.
My thanks to Costain Ltd for providing access to the site to take photographs.