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« Reply #120 on: April 27, 2022, 07:21:49 pm »

Not seen the description "Embedded Inspector" before. Have the contractors embedded him in concrete?

National shortage of rebar, I understand.

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« Reply #121 on: August 31, 2022, 12:12:15 pm »

Network Rail have put out a news item about the completion of the Dawlish sea wall. That's just the wall itself - various pedestrian access bits, including the station footbridge, still need finishing.
The railway through Dawlish is now better protected as construction of the new, bigger sea wall has reached another major milestone.

The installation of all 164 wall panels, 203 pre-cast blocks and 189 recurve units which return waves back out to sea is now complete. This innovative design coupled with the increased height of the new sea wall will help prevent delays and disruption to passengers by minimising the likelihood of the tracks flooding and allowing the line to reopen more quickly after major storms.

The first section of new sea wall – which runs for 360 metres along Marine Parade south west of Dawlish station – was completed in July 2020. Construction of the 415 metre second section – stretching from Coastguard breakwater northeast of Dawlish station to Colonnade breakwater – began in November 2020.

Following the significant progress made installing the wall panels, blocks and recurve units, Network Rail and its contractors BAM Nuttall are now fully focused on completing the link bridge that will connect the two sections of public, accessible promenade and the new stilling basin, where Dawlish Water runs into the sea.

This work is now expected to be finished in December, due to the discovery of an uncharted gas main in June which delayed piling to install foundations for the new link bridge close to Colonnade viaduct...
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« Reply #122 on: August 31, 2022, 07:31:48 pm »

Latest Dawlish beachcams video update is online today and it has a lot of detail about future work:

I noticed the four images in the Network Rail press release linked earlier are all from the beachcams man.
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« Reply #123 on: September 21, 2022, 08:07:48 pm »

For anyone interested in the details of the last stages of the work near the station, Dawlish “beachcams man” has zoomed in the view of the new stilling basin, where the Dawlish Water enters the sea.  You can now easily see the layout of the basin sides (note the stepped area on the far side), and the future ground level walkway over the brook is also visible as a concrete box behind the low wall.  Sometime later this month I understand the current diversion channel will be removed and the brook will be moved permanently to its new channel.

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« Reply #124 on: September 30, 2022, 06:46:14 pm »

Update to the previous post, the beachcams video live chat has just noted that the Dawlish Water is now expected to be diverted through its new channel on Monday next week, ie 3rd October 2022.

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