TR2235 : Rock groynes & Folkestone Harbour

taken 10 years ago, near to Folkestone, Kent, Great Britain

Rock groynes & Folkestone Harbour
Rock groynes & Folkestone Harbour
The rock used in the construction of the groynes was transported by barge from a quarry in Norway. It was then moored 2km off the shoreline and unloaded into smaller 'trans-shipment' barges, which transported and deposited the rock on the beach. Large excavators fitted with rock grapples then placed the rocks into designated shapes to form the structure. Approx 210,000 tons of rock were used to build 3 rock groynes and a rock headland.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 March, 2008
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Primary Subject of Photo
Groyne 
Category
Coast > Groynes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 225 354 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.5024N 1:10.4931E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 224 354
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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