Bingley Five Rise locks re-open

The famous 18th Century locks have been reopened

The 230 year-old five rise locks have been reopened after the giant five tonne gates were replaced.

The gates are replaced every 25 years, with the job costing £200,000.
Carpenter, Russel Clarke, who is responsible for putting in the new gates told the BBC, “The engineering that went into it was amazing. We’re in awe of what went on. If you asked us to build a lock like this now we would just scratch our heads.”

Around 3,500 people turned up to see the gates empty, although not the 30,000 who celebrated the opening in 1774.