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Seawall brought back to its former glory

by mikebell on 24 September, 2018

Weston-super-Mare’s seawall around Knightstone Island has been brought back to its former glory following a £320,000 cash injection from the Environment Agency.

Part of the wall, underneath Knightstone Island, collapsed last winter due to prolonged exposure to the sea and required large cavities to be filled and a section to be rebuilt.

The Victorian seawall has done a marvellous job. The original seawall was made up of a mixture of hard core and stone, but with many years of strong currents and waves, stones were washed away, and cavities began to form which required fixing. As part of the restoration work, a full condition survey has taken place all the way up to Birnbeck Pier to ensure no further restoration work is required in the near future.

Work has also been undertaken on the ramp/slipway near the Grand Pier, which required some enhancement work due to storm damage.

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