SH5700 : Sea defences at Tywyn

taken 7 years ago, near to Tywyn, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Sea defences at Tywyn
Sea defences at Tywyn
Rock groyne at the end of Pier Road.
The Llyn peninsula just visible on the horizon.
Tywyn sea defences 2010
Tywyn coastal frontage has suffered several significant damaging events, experiencing storm damage in nearly every decade since the 1930s and emergency works have been required on numerous occasions. Over the last 100 years, the height and width of the beach has also receded. This has led to increased risk of coastal flooding, the land behind the sea wall being relatively flat.
The £6.4m Tywyn Coastal Defence Scheme is backed by £3.8m of Welsh Assembly Government money and £2.6m from the European Regional Development Fund.
Work included:
* A rock armour breakwater at Warwick Place, with beach nourishment (addition of new beach material)
* A rock groyne near Neptune Road
* A rock groyne at Pier Road
* A rock revetment at Bryn-y-mor
* Replacement of the groyne field
* Reconstruction or repair of the slipways and access steps, including the concrete steps along the length of the promenade and the rock revetment near the Warwick Place slipway.
Around 60,000 tonnes of rock was delivered by sea and road to shore up Tywyn’s sea defences. The majority of this rock came from nearby Penmaenmawr, the rest from France and Norway. Two-thirds of the rock was delivered by sea.
The work was carried out in 2010 by civil engineers Jones Bros Archive LinkExternal link
For a series of photos of some of the rock being dumped from a ship see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 12 October, 2011
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Coastal  City, Town centre 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 575 006 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.0915N 4:6.2138W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 577 005
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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