Strengthening works to AG Wrights Sluice Gates in Denver | 30/11/2012
Strengthening works to AG Wrights Sluice Gates in Denver, Norfolk begins today. The inlet sluice, which controls flood water from the river Cam and the Fens to the flood relief channel of King’s Lynn, was built in 1957. There are six simply supported concrete beams spanning between three towers that that are showing signs of failure in both flexure and shear. Fibrwrap UK is retro-fitting these six beams using its unique Tyfo Advanced Fibrwrap Systems.
The high strength, lightweight system is perfect for carrying out these kind of repairs, which are difficult to access over water. The contract is expected to take four weeks and is part of a full refurbishment contract by Birse Civils on behalf of The Environment Agency.