Work Begins on Dawlish Sea Wall

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The second section of a new, bigger sea wall at Dawlish, Devon has been started by Network Rail. The wall will protect the railway and town from rising sea levels and extreme weather for generations.

A large aspect of the work involves the use of a new, innovative eight-legged, self-contained walking jack-up barge, called a ‘Wavewalker’. This ‘Wavewalker’ is the only one of its kind in Europe and this is the first time this type of barge has been used to maintain the UK rail network.

This innovative piece of equipment will be used by BAM Nuttall to safely access the sea face of the railway embankment along Marine Parade and help deliver the

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