Bridgwater wall repairs

Repair work on West Quay in Bridgwater is nearing completion. The wall had been damaged in November 2011 after flooding in the town.

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Work on collapsed Bridgwater wall nearly finished

Recent work on the river wall, which collapsed during floods in November 2011 Credit: Somerset County Council

Work to rebuild a collapsed river wall in Bridgwater should finish in less than three weeks after 18 months of repairs.

The outside face is being restored with original stone and a new drainage system is being installed.

Four other sections of the old harbour wall were also strengthened during the work, which has been hampered by bad weather.

Weather-permitting, the work at West Quay should end on 6 June.

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Final phase of Bridgwater wall repairs

It's taken almost eight months, but the final phase of repair work on West Quay in Bridgwater is now under way. The wall was damaged during flooding in the town in November last year.

It's been a huge engineering task, and a 32 tonne excavator has now been bought into position to dismantle parts of the wall.

Richard Lawrence has the story:

High water levels delays Bridgwater repair work

High water levels have delayed vital work to repair the river wall at Bridgwater.

The wall at West Quay collapsed during Bridgwater Carnival last year after torrential rain, and is still being rebuilt. Today the damp walls showed how high the river came following last week's torrential rain.

Somerset County Council says as soon as the river levels drop again, the workmen will be able to continue with their repairs.