A report into what led to the collapse of Bridgwater’s West Quay river wall has concluded that no single agency or event was to blame.
The report, drawn up by independent engineers, points to a series of factors that did or could have contributed to the collapse which occurred a little before the Bridgwater carnival last November.
Since the collapse, an expert team of specialists led by Somerset County Council’s Bridges Team have spent the past seven months reconstructing the quayside and wall which is hoped to be completed later in 2012.
A public meeting was held last night in Bridgwater for the local community and businesses to announce the findings from the independent engineers’ report by Capita Symonds.
Following the collapse, the Environment Agency, Sedgemoor District Council, Somerset County Council and Wessex Water decided to jointly commission an independent engineering investigation into the collapse with an attempt to determine the potential cause or causes.
Work continues at the West Quay site with a 32 tonne excavator continuing to dismantle parts of the river wall.