Portrush rocks!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

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CAUSEWAY Coast and Glens Borough Council is planning to spend 2.3m on hundreds of rocks, each the size of a small car, to repair Portrush harbour's north wall.
Weighing 13-14 tonnes, the massive boulders will be imported from Scandinavia because local rock cannot be quarried in big enough pieces.
The finished wall however, should be able to withstand storms of a severity expected only once in a 100 years.
Details of the multi-million pound project emerged during a meeting of council officials and boat owners last Wednesday.
Council Head of Infrastructure John Richardson explained how some of the original "rock armour" had washed away and engineers have determined that many of the existing boulders are too small.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle


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