The first of our five fish passage solutions has been completed at Lady’s Bridge near the Wicker in Sheffield. This is a baulk type easement which is set in to the face of the weir with a notch cut in the top of the weir to allow the water flow. This changes the flow of the water which allows stronger swimming fish to get over the obstacle.
Works begin on Kelham Island this week to install an easement similar to the one pictured above and then the contractors will move on to Burton Weir near Norfolk Bridge.
Steelbank is having the walls of the pass poured this week before they reinstate the stone sets on the face of the weir and install the Larinier baffles.
Brightside weir has been broken out and concrete blinding poured ready for the concrete bases to be poured.