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Abandoned construction of permanent flood defences

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The Environment Agency has abandoned construction of permanent flood defences at Bridgnorth on the River Severn for financial reasons.

Installation of permanent floodwalls for 68 properties would cost £10.5M but only provide £1.8M of asset protection. Other options such as upstream storage and dredging were ruled out for environmental reasons.

lThe summer art exhibition in the Royal Academy, London, will feature engineering drawings among its exhibits this summer, namely the concept painting and CAD rendering of a new bridge over the River Cam in Cambridge, commissioned by the County Council. Chris Dunn, project architect for Whitby Bird, produced the painting, which shows flows of pedestrians and cyclists.

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