English Rope Tricks - lesson 2
To avoid ropes wearing the stone and brickwork of locks some bridges have a split for the tow rope to slip through
This is at The Bratch on Staffs & Worcs
This is at Factory Locks on the BCN
And this on the Trent & Meersey
On the Worcs & Birmingham there are safety railings
And here at Wheelock on the Trent & Mersey we have a safety rail which prevents the split bridge being utilised as designed.