Dorney Lake is already a world-class rowing venue with a 2,200m eight-lane rowing course. It has a separate lane alongside it that competitors use to warm up and return to the start of the course after their race.
Construction work is well underway to enhance the venue’s existing facilities to bring it up to the required standards for hosting events during the London 2012 Games. A key part of this work has been completed now the new 50m finish line bridge has been lifted into place.
Olympic Delivery Authority Chief Executive David Higgins said:‘Dorney Lake is a first-class venue and the enhancements we are delivering will create the best possible facilities for the world’s best athletes to use in 2012. Lifting in a new finish line bridge completes a key part of the enhancement works and keeps us on track to deliver improved facilities well before the Games begin in 2012.’
Further enhancement works are continuing on site. These include the construction of a cut-through between the competition lake and the return lane, with a new bridge over the cut-through, and the upgrade of the existing gravel/stone access road up to the competition venue for use during the Games.