Saturday, 9 May 2015

Bye bye Richmond cofferdam

Richmond cofferdam, we barely knew ye.

River Swale: 1. Overconfident workmen: 0.

(It was so clearly not going to hold up to any serious amount of water. And it got a serious amount of water. Note to designers of future cofferdam: make a very elongated length of dam going upstream at an acute angle so the water glances off rather than hits it obliquely. That way, your dam might hold up to a bit of water..)