ST1972 : Rolling bascule bridge no.2 in Cardiff bay barrage

taken 8 years ago, near to Penarth, The Vale of Glamorgan/Bro Morgannwg, Great Britain

Rolling bascule bridge no.2 in Cardiff bay barrage
Rolling bascule bridge no.2 in Cardiff bay barrage
There are three locks at the Penarth end of the barrage. Each is equipped with a one-sided rolling bascule bridge. The road element and a counterweight rotate around an axle located above the road surface to one side of the lock. The counterweight is also above the road when the bridge is closed and balances near the surface when the bridge is open. A pair of barriers, automatic gates and visible and audible signals are intended to stop people from falling into the lock. The road is only open for non-motorised traffic and maintenance vehicles.
Although not 'ancient and historic' yet, the barrage is registered in the Coflein[1] database LinkExternal link .
1. Coflein
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) maintains a web data base ('Coflein') of all the records it holds. Each data set has a short description and is classified in terms of period and function, and sources of surveys of the location are given. Search Coflein at: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Thursday, 23 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 25 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Coastal  Boundary, Barrier  Docks, Harbours  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1902 7259 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:26.7892N 3:9.9993W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 1904 7261
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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