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The Jubilee River story (0948z43)
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The Jubilee River story (0948z26)
Wraysbury Drain and the Weir at Wraysbury Station
The weir adjacent
to Wraysbury Station was built after the railway bridge
collapse in 1988.
The image below records the condition of the
area immediately prior to the bridge collapse in 1988
Station Road is in the background with
Wraysbury Station to the left of the image
Further images may be found here (link to local page) Wraysbury Railway Bridge collapse - images - May 1988
The gravel pit was
back-filled and the weir constructed in order to provide a
portion of the the Horton Drain flow to the Wraysbury Drain.
Over the years the weir has degraded and no longer serves its purpose - consequently over two miles of watercourse from Wraysbury Station to Hythe End has gone dry.
The first image shows the Horton Drain flowing beneath the reconstructed railway bridge (2006)
The image below shows an upstream view of the Horton Drain underneath the Station Road bridge (2006)
The view below shows the temporary bypass channel confluence constructed to facilitate works on the weir.
The main channel is on the left with the returning by-pass channel towards the right (2006)
The view below shows the main channel blocked and the dry weir exposed prior to refurbishment (2006)
The view below shows the temporary dam in the main channel and the off-take to the by-pass channel on the right.
The above images were all recorded in November 2006.
For both earlier and also more recent images
please refer to the next
Below:Weir - May 2019 - Not working due to by-pass
enabled by scouring hidden by greenery