lock chamber


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Noun1.Lock chamber - enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water levellock chamber - enclosure consisting of a section of canal that can be closed to control the water level; used to raise or lower vessels that pass through it
canal - long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation
enclosure - a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
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The facility is undergoing reconstruction.The first lock chamber is empty and there are workers at its bottom.
Visitors were given the rare opportunity to see the original sandstone floor and walls in the lock chamber, as well as the huge new lock gates.
"Put that with a boat lift, on historic lock chamber and you have got a pretty good tourist attraction of national interest.
The towpath is not a public right of way except for a small stretch between Greywell and North Warnborough inHampshire, and adjacent to the Lock chamber and over the lock tail footbridge at Lock 3 at West Byfleet.
The dewatering of the lock chamber will be the first in the project's history, allowing inspections of the structure and critical repairs to be completed.
A U.S.-built habitat module would join it in 2023, followed by the Russian lock chamber module in 2024.
Further work includes repairing lock ladders, which enable boaters to climb out of the lock, and repairing some of the stonework in and around the lock chamber.
When completed in 1929, the "canalization" project consisted of 51 movable dams with wooden wickets and a lock chamber measuring 600 ft by 110 ft.
The decanting goal was reached last week in one of the monoliths that is on the west wall of the middle lock chamber. It was followed by last month's arrival from Italy, of the second shipment of four rolling gates for the third set of locks.
One-time gas pipeline construction workers, Carmarthenshire fatherand-son Barry and Chris Bradley, who shared a PS3.5m Lotto family jackpot win in 2006, helped to clear mud and vegetation from two of the canal lock chamber.
Former gas pipeline construction workers, Carmarthenshire fatherand-son Barry and Chris Bradley, who shared a PS3.5m Lotto family jackpot win in 2006, helped to clear mud and vegetation from two of the canal lock chamber.