Sheffield Canal undergoes huge overhaul

By Daniel Sutherland

@danieljs46

Earlier this year, Sheffield and Tinsley Canal underwent a £500,000 overhaul to replace some of the waterway’s lock gates.

Sections of the canal had to be drained of water at locks 5, 6, 10 and 11, in order to replace the old gates and all fish were removed using a process known as electrofishing.

When the canal was drained a large amount of debris was uncovered, including two open safes, motorcycles, parts of a shotgun and 34 shopping trolleys.

Now completed, the video below shows the current state of the water, alongside public opinion on the work.

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