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Published on May 20, 2008

Author: NigelChadwick

Source: slideshare.net

Coastal Defences at Beesands & Torcross

Beesands Village Slide 3 Slides 4 - 5 Slide 6 Slide 8

Rip - Rap North of the village the access road is protected by these large granite boulders.

North of the village the access road is protected by these large granite boulders.

Sea Wall & Rip - Rap In front of the village the rip rap is backed up by a curved seawall.

In front of the village the rip rap is backed up by a curved seawall.

Sea Wall & Rip – Rap 2 The Seawall extends along the entire length of the sea front of the village.

Rip – Rap / Rock Armour At the Southern end of the village the sea wall ends & these last cottages are protected by just Rip – Rap.

At the Southern end of the village the sea wall ends & these last cottages are protected by just Rip – Rap.

Engineering Works All these defences were constructed in 1993.

All these defences were constructed in 1993.

Flood Proofed Buildings In emergencies, wooden flood boards can be inserted into these slots. Along with sand bags protect the sea front houses.

In emergencies, wooden flood boards can be inserted into these slots.

Along with sand bags protect the sea front houses.

Torcross North of Beesands is the village of Torcross. The coast road meets the coast at this village.

North of Beesands is the village of Torcross.

The coast road meets the coast at this village.

Defences

Sea Wall A curved sea wall has been constructed along the sea front to protect the road.

A curved sea wall has been constructed along the sea front to protect the road.

Promenade This is the old coast road, which has now been diverted behind the village, for further protection.

This is the old coast road, which has now been diverted behind the village, for further protection.

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