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Author Topic: Work starts on Phase 1 of the South Devon Seawall resilience work (Dawlish section)  (Read 6051 times)
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« on: June 04, 2019, 07:48:48 am »

BBC Spotlight local news on Monday 3rd June had a feature on  the construction work now taking place at Dawlish station area to strengthen the wall
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 08:59:00 am »

The report can be viewed here about 5 mins in from the start.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0005tvg/spotlight-evening-news-03062019.
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« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2019, 02:43:29 pm »

Would this thread be better off joined to the existing discussion of the plans here:
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=21014.0
“London to the west” seems a more appropriate forum than this anyway...

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« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2019, 05:22:32 pm »

Would this thread be better off joined to the existing discussion of the plans here:
http://www.firstgreatwestern.info/coffeeshop/index.php?topic=21014.0
“London to the west” seems a more appropriate forum than this anyway...

Paul

I agree with joining the thread mentioned.... and include the “Decision on Dawlish Wall....” thread as well.  Brings everything together for Phase 1.
Thank you to Admins for establishing the separate threads for the two Phases.
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 09:38:20 am »

First sections of the new sea wall have been erected.  They are quite tall. You can see them on this webcam here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sKQJEL-xjjc&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2020, 01:30:08 pm »

I thought they have completed the uprights or nearly have. The curved cap is still to be fitted and infilling between old and new wall.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2020, 01:57:57 pm »

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First sections of the new sea wall have been erected.  They are quite tall. You can see them on this webcam here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sKQJEL-xjjc&feature=youtu.be

Hey - who was thinking they would have liked to go to Devon this Easter? You can sit and watch this and imagine you've booked a room at a sea-front guest house in Dawlish!
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2020, 04:52:24 pm »

I thought they have completed the uprights or nearly have. The curved cap is still to be fitted and infilling between old and new wall.

Yes, correct.  I meant to say the top sections are now being fitted.  Here is a view looking towards the wall on 10 March 2020: https://youtu.be/lpFloyGzN1o
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« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2020, 06:22:44 pm »

The upper section seems to be progressing quite well: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sKQJEL-xjjc&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2020, 08:11:31 am »

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Is that upper section going to stretch all the way along that part of the seawall (ie, between Dawlish Station and Kennaway Tunnel)?
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2020, 11:09:46 am »

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Is that upper section going to stretch all the way along that part of the seawall (ie, between Dawlish Station and Kennaway Tunnel)?

See here: https://www.railengineer.co.uk/2019/11/06/dawlish-sea-wall/
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2020, 01:59:33 pm »

Some more information can be found in this document: http://docimages.teignbridge.gov.uk/Planning/StreamDocPage/obj.pdf?DocNo=4697136&PDF=true&content=obj.pdf
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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2020, 06:00:08 pm »

There is a further camera view looking towards the new wall from the opposite direction.  Watching it at high tide the new wall section seems to be doing its job: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R1tU6ps_bSk
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2020, 11:38:04 pm »

There is a further camera view looking towards the new wall from the opposite direction.  Watching it at high tide the new wall section seems to be doing its job: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R1tU6ps_bSk

Looks to be working well, though they'll never get it finished if work stops when waves are only gently lapping at it like that.   Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2020, 07:23:24 am »

Multiple threads running on these works at / around Dawlish.  To help reduce fragmentation of discussion,  may I please direct followups to http://www.passenger.chat/22771 .
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