In focus - our video news update, March 2012
Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal made a visit to the town of Stroud in Gloucestershire on a snowy February morning, to formally open Stroud Brewery Bridge and the newly refurbished Wallbridge Upper Lock.
The new bridge and lock refurbishment are a small part of a major project to restore the Cotswold Canals. The canals consist of two connected Gloucestershire waterways – the Stroudwater Navigation and The Thames and Severn Canal. Once restored, this 36-mile long waterway will reconnect England’s greatest rivers – The Severn and The Thames – for the first time in over seventy years.
Halcrow is providing design of structures including bridges, locks, flood controls structures and channel works, as well as dealing with all planning applications, environmental mitigation and enhancements and site supervision services on behalf of Stroud District Council.