River Dargle Flood Defence Scheme.
These images were taken during the 4th week of May 2017.
Most of the main civil engineering works have ceased along the Slang/Rehills section of the river bank.
However, the soil-shifters are at it again.
Smaller operation than before, but a steady process of removing soil, shifting soil and reshaping the banks.
Said it before, and I’ll say it again . . . . .
I call it the ‘Biggest Sandpit/Playarea’ in Wicklow, in Leinster, in Ireland.
The place is a mess. Aesthetically, the uneven flow to the ridges and terraces annoys me.
You don’t have to be a certified civil engineer to figure out that there are quicker and more efficient ways to move the soil.
Using one excavator, a few dumper-trucks and a single bulldozer is a process not driven by time/cost.
If you ‘really’ had to complete this work quickly, you’d line up a few ‘bigboy’ bulldozers . . . . . and shift the soil in days, rather than weeks-months.
This ‘hurdler on the ditch’ simply comments on the piecemeal nature of this planning!
Hard to believe – but I’ve been recording this project right now for 5 years.