supports for new Burnham Sailing Club pontoons winched into place
huge crane towered over Burnham-On-Sea this week as work got underway
to double the number of berths for yachts and boats at the town's
demand for additional moorings at the mouth of the River Brue
has prompted the expansion,
as we first reported earlier
Tuesday (October 4th) a team of workmen took advantage of the
high tides and calm weather to use a crane floating on a barge
to hammer two huge pylons into position.
250ft tall pillars will act as the supports for new walkways and
moorings which are to be added to the structure in coming weeks.
newly expanded facility should then be ready to open during November,
and the berths are likely to be snapped up quickly according to
the Sailing Club.
Tony Winterburn told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "There's plenty
of demand for the extra berths. The new pontoons will enable eight
to ten extra boats to moor up."
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