Barrage Gates, Cardiff Bay

During my visit to Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, UK, I had an opportunity to view the operation of the barrage gates. For those who are unaware of the meaning of barrage, - the Barrage is usually a dam placed in a water course to increase the depth of the water. It was evening time and the fishermen were returning back to home after their days work. The boats were returning back to shallow side of the Cardiff Bays Barrage. Barrage Gates and hence the flow of the water on either side of the Cardiff Bay are controlled by the three huge metal levers as show in the picture.
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Walls Built in front of the Barrage Gates to control the flow of Water.