Brighton i360 work diverts Victorian sewers with inflatable donut

Posted On 02 Feb 2015 at 8:32 am

A giant inflatable donut has been used to divert Brighton seafront’s Victorian brick sewers to a new pipe to make room for the Brighton i360.

The giant inflatable sewer donut

The giant inflatable sewer donut

The innovative solution was used by contractors who needed to remove a section of the old pipe to make way for the viewing tower’s foundations.

The method avoided having to pump sewage from a manhole by the West Pier arches, which would have probably have caused a stink in every sense of the word.

For more details of the intricate operation, read more on the i360 blog.

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