ST6172 : Netham Dam and New Brislington Bridge

taken 6 years ago, near to Bristol, Great Britain

Netham Dam and New Brislington Bridge
Netham Dam and New Brislington Bridge
Until the early 1800's, Bristol Docks were tidal, which made it awkward unloading ships. This weir was built to keep the water level in the Floating Harbour constant, and a new channel was dug for the River Avon to flow down. Although the river is theoretically tidal as far as Keynsham Lock, the effects of tides are much reduced upstream of this point. The same spot, seen from the opposite direction, can be seen here ST6172 : 2011 : Tide weir on the River Avon
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Water resources  Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6160 7260 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.0644N 2:33.2398W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6150 7256
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Weir  Road Bridge 

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