Grand Western Canal Breach - Deatails
On the 21st of November 2012 the northern embankment of the Grand Western Canal near Halberton in Devon collapsed due to overt topping after heavy rain. Approximately a 20 meter section of the 10 - 15 meter high embankment wash completely washed away. Emergency works were carried out by Southwest Highways amongst others to dam the canal to prevent its draining over its entire length.
Grand Western Canal Emergency Works
Grand Western Canal Breach Point from Towpath
Grand Western Canal Breach Point from Adjacent Field
Southwest Highways have been awarded a £3 million contract to fix the breach. What a lot of money.