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22. The Tees Barrage

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The Tees Barrage is on the River Tees, near Thornaby, between the towns of Stockton and Middlesbrough. The Tees Barrage is a barrage across the River Tees to control the flow of the river, preventing flooding and the effects of tidal change. The Tees Barrage complex consists of a river barrage, road bridge, footbridge, barge lock, fish pass and white water course for competition canoeing. The waters above the barrage are held at the level of an average high tide and are used for water sports such as canoeing, jet skiing, dragonboat racing and even incorporates a 1 km rowing course.

A general view of the Tees Barrage with the tubular steel arches supporting the road bridge.

 

Looking through the central arches of the Tees Barrage up river to the public pedestrian and cycle footbridge 'Infinity Bridge' over the River Tees in Stockton

 

Excess water allowed to flow through the controlling sluice gates, hence maintaining and controlling the level of water held behind the Tees Barrage.

 

The Barge Lock immediately upstream of the Tees Barrage.

 

The Infinity Bridge

 

Part of the white water slalom course for competitive canoeists!

 

The start of the white water course and 'clubhouse'.

 

Another view of Infinity Bridge ...

 

... which you can walk to from the Tees Barrage.

 

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