The end is in sight for Yorkshire Water’s development works on South Beach as the final piece of the jigsaw, a huge outflow pipe, arrived in Bridlington today.
Although the £43 million development, which is focussed on improving the water quality on the town’s beaches, is operational, the 1.2km outflow pipe is the final part of the project.
The massive piece of equipment is thought to be the longest pipe ever brought into the town and will act as a brand new coastal outfall, safely discharging clean water back into the sea.
The work has not been an easy task and has involved the use of a mammoth 70 tonne industrial tunnelling machine to create a tunnel from Palace Car Park to South Promenade.
Even the delivery of the 4,500 tonne pipe is a huge feat in itself as it has been brought right across the North Sea and will finally complete the 70 mile trip down the Yorkshire Coast from the River Tees in Billingham to Bridlington on Wednesday.
The plastic pipe will be brought into Bridlington across the North Sea before being carefully placed in a prepared trench.
For the full story see this week’s Free Press out tomorrow, Thursday 26 June.