Well not the “big end” actually but the bottom bearing!
Yes, not for the first time the Durham Hydro at Freeman’s Reach is out of action and has been for at least five weeks due to the failure of the Archimedes Screw bottom bearing.
Apparently a crane is required to lift the screw to allow access to the bearing.
Most anglers and fish conservationists would be happy not to see the screw returned as the screw chamber makes a fantastic fish pass.
We live in hope!