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ICE-Dochfour Weir Repairs & Smart Canals
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Andrew Ross, Project Manager for the Dochfour Weir Project
Peter Robinson, Head of Engineering, Scottish Canals
This talk will address the recent refurbishment of the historic Dochfour Weir constructed by Thomas Telford between 1825 and 1830 and will also present on the future of smart canals.
Over the course of the eight month project, engineers utilised more than 1,000 tonnes of rock to construct a temporary access road; a helicopter to install a temporary ‘fish pass’ to retain the link between the River Ness and the mouth of Loch Dochfour; and over 800 tonnes of steel to reinforce the weir. The steel driven into the banks of the weir will ensure the vital historic structure endures for another hundred years.