T-pylons arrive in Portbury Wharf Nature Reserve

Visitors will see construction begin

From Tuesday 20 September visitors to the reserve will start seeing the T-pylon components delivered to the work sites and construction of the distinct T-pylon structures begin.

The two T-pylons in the reserve, the one near the reserve entrance from Sheepway and one next to Wharf Lane, will be lifted into place by crane in three sections, and fixed to the foundations in the ground.  This is programmed to be completed by the end of September 2022.  In 2023, visitors will see the diamond-shaped insulators installed and the wires that will carry high voltage, low carbon electricity from Hinkley Point C and other sources hung from the new T-pylons. 

In preparation for the hanging of the wires next year, vegetation clearance works will take place on the bridle path between Sheepway and Wharf Lane.  For the safety of all reserve visitors, the bridle path will be closed from 20 to 23 September 2022. Note that the Seasonal Path will remain open for walkers, as will all other footpaths in the reserve.