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New flood wall lowers risk of tidal flooding

Last year's floods. Photo: ITV News

People working and living near Bristol's floating harbour will be protected from tidal flooding, thanks to an £800,000 flood wall.

The 250 metre long reinforced concrete barrier between Bristol Harbour railway and Vauxhall Bridge will reduce the risk to around a 170 homes and businesses on Avon Crescent, Cumberland Road and Commercial Road.

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cost of the new flood wall

It's been jointly funded by Bristol City Council and the Environment Agency and has been built as part of the MetroBus scheme.

Bristol has one of Britain’s most beautiful and historic ports and with evidence of rising sea levels we must remain vigilant to the risk of tidal flooding to protect the city’s future.

Our partnership with the Environment Agency and MetroBus project team has provided extra resilience for people to continue to live and work safely in central Bristol.

– Cllr Mark Bradshaw
flood risk reduced for this many homes and businesses
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The flood wall has been faced and capped with a combination of new and existing pennant stone. The metal railings have also been replaced.

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