Unlocking the Severn – Knightsford Bridge


Unlocking the Severn was a huge-scale river project, restoring connectivity for migratory fish on the UK’s longest river and engaging millions of people with the fascinating natural, cultural, and industrial heritage of the Severn.

At Knightsford bridge the weir in the river Teme acts as a gauging station so it was not possible to remove the weir entirely. As a result, the concrete weir was adapted to enable a bespoke rock ramp to be installed, with rocks placed in the river and extending 35 metres downstream. The rock profile was of a shallow gradient, creating the right conditions of both depth and flow for shad fish to pass the weir. Work started in June 2018, and was completed in the summer of 2019.

This project took place in various locations, please read Unlocking the Severn (Diglis) for the detailed project breakdown.

Start date: August 2016
Completion date: August 2016
Type: Children & Young People, Community Outreach, Fish Passage, Skills Development, Volunteers

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