Sunday, 15 August 2010

Rubber solution

If you watch Formula One you'll know how effective tyre barriers are at slowing down errant F1 cars if they spear off the track. Well they've been putting old rubber to the same sort of use on a remarkable diversion of the Worcester & Birmingham Canal on the edge of Brum.
The whole canal has been diverted into a new channel whose sides are constructed of scaffolding and tyres so that a new acqueduct can be built as part of multi-million Selly Oak New Road project below.
It's quite a feat - even if the shallow water did mean we could only edge through at crawling pace.

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