Friday, 23 November 2012

Grand Western Canal Breach and Repair

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

 Update: 01/07/2013

Southwest Highways have been awarded a £3 million contract to fix the breach. What a lot of money.

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