Bow towpath widening,
River Lee, 24th May 2012
Between March and May our Leeds &
Liverpool short boat “Clitheroe” with 5 tonne hiab and clam shell
grab has been engaged on a towpath widening project at Bow on the
River Lee. As part of the preparations for the Olympic Games,
British Waterways and the ODA have carried out a series of towpath
improvement projects on the River Lee around Bow and Old Ford which
forms the western boundary of the Olympic Park.
A contractor working on behalf of
British Waterways dug out a half metre wide strip along the edge of
the existing towpath and then refilled with concrete to extend the
overall width of the towpath.
By using Clitheroe with the hiab and
clam shell bucket the excavated material from the towpath was
removed by barge to Bow Free Wharf where it was unloaded into
lorries for disposal.