Cotswold Canals in Pictures

Site of new A38 Road Bridges

Site of new A38 Road Bridges
A38 roundabout at Whitminster - dotted line shows restored canal route
[Date: 2015. Ken Bailey]
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The A38 roundabout now occupies the site of original Stroudwater Navigation Bristol Road lock and bridge.

Work is now under way to cut a new canal channel through the middle of the (large) A38 roundabout as illustrated in the photo above. In addition, two new road bridges are being constructed - one on each side of the roudabout.

A new lock will be constructed to the east of the roundabout (photo top right) at a later date.

For more information on the scheme - see the Gloucestershire Highways site.

The photos of the works below were taken in early February, so things will have moved on somewhat since then.

Site of new A38 Road Bridges
A38 Bristol Road new bridge works underway
Site of new A38 Road Bridges
A38 Bristol Road new bridge works underway
Site of new A38 Road Bridges
A38 Bristol Road new bridge works underway
Site of new A38 Road Bridges

Before Original Lock Infilled

Site of new A38 Road Bridges
Bristol Road Lock c1960 before infilling during roundabout constructed
[Date: c1960. Richard Lord]