SD4729 : Weir on Savick Brook

taken 1 year ago, near to Lea Town, Lancashire, Great Britain

Weir on Savick Brook
Weir on Savick Brook
The tide is flowing in from the River Ribble.
The 'traffic lights' are red so the
'Danger
Submerged structure
Do not pass
red light'
sign comes into play!
Ribble Link
The Millennium Ribble Link provides a navigable link between the Lancaster Canal and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, via the tidal River Ribble. Previously, such a transfer required a coastal passage between the Ribble and Lune estuaries, to access the Lancaster Canal at Glasson Dock.
Although it was originally intended to link the Lancaster Canal directly to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, this was never achieved. The crossing of the Ribble proved to be a bridge too far. A temporary tramway was built, but the railway age then took hold.
The link was opened in 2002, and is about 4km long.
It was built by canalising Savick Brook. It is only open during the summer months when the tides are favourable, and may also be closed due to weather conditions or flood. It is only open in one direction on any particular day, presumably due to the lack of passing places and the requirement for assistance from British Waterways (now the Canal and Rivers Trust) staff at both ends of the link.
I understand that the link has to be frequently dredged due to the high flows in Savick Brook.
British Waterways stated, "The Millennium Ribble Link will provide an exciting challenge for all keen boaters."
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Monday, 17 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 18 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Lowlands  Grassland  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Canals  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Weir 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 4787 2962 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:45.6188N 2:47.5323W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 47851 29719
View Direction
South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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