With the calm settled weather of recent weeks the contractors have been progressing with the Fair a Far fish pass project which is part of RiverLife: Almond & Avon. The second flight of the pass and middle wall was poured during the start of December providing a wedge type structure of concrete on site. All outward facing walls will be clad with stone to fit in with the weir, mill buildings and natural rock structures within the surrounding. This cladding has been started on the lower flight on the fish pass and has been secured to the concrete walls using brackets and wall ties to provide it strength when the river is in flood.
The second week of December marked a momentous occasion for the project as all of the major structural concrete pours for the fish pass have now been completed. The second week in December seen the project continue with the concrete floor poured in the second and final flight of the fish pass. This was delayed by a day due to the exceptionally cold weather the area seen but thankfully due to the site being near the sea, temperatures rose enough to continue pouring the concrete. Thankfully the delay was only a day and work was able to progress throughout the week completing this fantastic milestone. The project will now focus on the cladding, the cut water, the eel and lamprey pass along with the baffles which will be installed on the bed of the fish pass to provide flow diversity for the fish to swim up.
The following pictures highlight progress on site with this project.
As Christmas is fast approaching, the site will be closing down on Friday 22nd December and reopen after the 3rd January when the project will be completed. All equipment and machinery will be moved to the site compound for safety reasons.