Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
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Construction of ferro-concrete staging at number 12 tip Penarth Dock
Construction of ferro-concrete staging at number 12 tip Penarth Dock

Another fine photograph of a replacement coal tip nearing the end of its construction phase. This is number 12 tip built by the East Ferry Road Engineering Company Limited and completed in 1917 according to GWR records.

In the 'enhanced' lower photograph the silhouette and distinctive twin boiler houses and tall chimneys of the pontoon may be seen through the mist. The existence of the pontoon places the date of the photo later than 1909 and also, the National Archives have documents relating to the construction of a proposed ferro concrete stage at number 12 tip dating from August 1916. The wooden concrete shuttering has been placed above the concrete columns which are installed upon the original stonework jetty.

The complex arrangement of steel and concrete structure intermingled with wooden scaffolding is a health and safety nightmare and workers are seen here posing on planks without safety nets or handrails. This was the norm for the day and workers and management alike accepted the risk of injury and death. [060]

Coal Tip Viaduct at Penarth.

Coal Tip Viaduct at Penarth - A photograph of the completed ferro-concrete structure taken from a book entitled 'Mouchel-Hennebique Ferro-Concrete' an edition published in 1921. [725] [716] [20190730]

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