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Driving Vertical Posts

Driving vertical posts into riverbank

Since restoration work began at Site 2 as part of the River Breamish Riverbank Protection, the project to reinstate and protect the River Breamish riverbank from lateral erosion between Brandon and Ingram has continued apace.

location map of Site 2
Location map: Site 2

[Credit: The above schematic diagram is copyright © Tweed Forum 2019 and used with permission.]

Many more vertical posts have been driven into the riverbank and a hessian cover has been fitted to a downstream section of the works.

Vertical posts being driven into ground
Vertical and horizontal posts with prepared hessian cover
Site 2 Schematic a
Schematic diagram showing make up of log matrix

[Credit: The above schematic diagram is copyright © Tweed Forum 2019 and used with permission.]

Posts following line of riverbank

Gravel and soil is being dug from the riverbed to act as backfill. This also serves to create a lower ‘flood plain’, encouraging water to flow away from the riverbank and towards the centre of the river.

Digging soil and gravel from riverbed, creating ‘flood plain’
Depositing soil backfill material
Downstream backfilled section

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