Beyond the boundary of the new southern A38 road bridge is the site for the construction of a new Bristol Road Lock which will replace the original, long since lost as a consequnce of the construction of the M5 motorway (see photo below).
The original lock had a fall of about 2.5m (8' 3"), however the new lock will have a lesser fall. This is because another 'all-new' lock is to be constructed on the eastern side of the M5 to lower the level of the canal so that boats are able to pass under the M5 using the existing river bridge.
The construction of this lock will form part of the Phase 1b, or 'Cotswold Canals Connected' restoration scheme.
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