Images used in national promotion
We carried out an aerial survey of the 18th Century Marple Aqueduct for Arcadis recently to help them understand the condition of the brickwork underneath the arches. The images were picked up by the UK Canal and River Trust and are now being used to promote a refurbishment project and parapet installation.
The Canal & River Trust is a charity charged with protecting 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales along with a huge network of bridges, embankments, towpaths, aqueducts, docks and reservoirs.
Aside from being an important part of our historical heritage, aqueducts are fantastic engineering feats that deserve our care and attention. Close inspection with a drone avoids the safety issues associated with ropes and scaffolding, and helps ensure a hands off approach that can help avoid damage.