As the ferry is such a vital point of communication it was important to protect this asset and so two barriers were installed, one to protect the ferry and the other to protect the slip way where small boats are launched. A passive system was required, which would not require personnel to raise the barrier.
The SCFB™ was specified as being the optimal solution for this location and the client’s requirements. It was vital that access to the slipway was not compromised under normal conditions, whilst the brief was to protect the community from flooding.
Two SCFB™ were commissioned:
• 5 m wide x 1.5m high
• 3 m wide x 1.5m high