Weaver Sluices form part of the canal water management system which operates between the Manchester Shipping Canal and the Mersey Estuary. Constructed in the 1890’s, this Victorian structure has two main functions, to create a navigable waterway, and to discharge excess water from the canal into the estuary, reducing flood risk. To protect the sluice gates, a series of timber wave barriers were erected, dampening the effect of wave action as well as preventing damage from any floating debris. Following a competitive tender process, Southbay were awarded a contract to fabricate and replace a number of these barriers, as well as repairing associated infrastructure.
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