Weir Surveys On The River Wey
Apart from strong tidal currents, weirs have to be one of the most dangerous places on a river, however they play a significant role in the control of flow and water levels. For this reason it is important that they are correctly represented in a computer model when predicting flood situations. Our surveyors have just carried out a batch of weir surveys on the River Wey and have provided the model data to the client in a format that has allowed the user to quickly incorporate the weirs into an existing model and start producing model outputs straight away.
Bridges have also been on the agenda for our surveyors this month. A quantity of railway bridges throughout England and Wales have been surveyed in preparation for scour assessment surveys. Critical dimensions are extracted from the surveys and used in equations to calculate the potential scour at each structure. This has become a routine maintenance procedure on most bridges crossing water as safety and asset protection are high on the priority list of structural engineers.