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130307 | Hayle sluice gates craned into position on King George V Memorial Walk | This is Cornwall

As reported in The Cornishman/West Briton

Hayle sluice gates craned into position on King George V Memorial Walk

Thursday, March 07, 2013

TWO giant sluice gates have been craned into their new home in Hayle today.

The 11-tonne gates, which used to be operated alongside the town's swing bridge, were uncovered in July 2011 during excavations for the new road at North Quay and stored at construction company Carillion's compound.

  1. Hayle's old sluice gates are craned into position on the King George V Memorial Walk

    Hayle's old sluice gates are craned into position on the King George V Memorial Walk

  2. Hayle's old sluice gates are craned into position on the King George V Memorial Walk

    Hayle's old sluice gates are craned into position on the King George V Memorial Walk

  3. Hayle's old sluice gates are craned into position on the King George V Memorial Walk.

    Hayle's old sluice gates are craned into position on the King George V Memorial Walk.

  4. Hayle's old sluice gates are craned into position on the King George V Memorial Walk

    Hayle's old sluice gates are craned into position on the King George V Memorial Walk

  5. Hayle's old sluice gates are craned into position on the King George V Memorial Walk

    Hayle's old sluice gates are craned into position on the King George V Memorial Walk

With the end of the £16 million infrastructure project drawing near, a new home was needed for the old relics.

At a meeting of Hayle Town Council last Thursday it was agreed that the gates would be sited at the back of the gardens on King George V Memorial Walk.

The walk was closed off as the unwieldy gates were manouvered into place.

An 80-tonne crane was needed to hoist the gates onto a low loader and transport them to the Walk from Carillion's compound on North Quay.

Once the crane was set up in position, the gates were positioned so as to lean against the rock face behind the gardens.

They are now resting on a concrete pad to ensure long-term stability and discreet fencing is set to be installed to prevent access to the back of the gates and the gardens in front will be reinstated.

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