When the flood-stage Columbia River ate into its northern bank near Tidewater Cove three years ago, the sandy slope went down smoothly. The river will have to work harder if it returns for a second helping of the foundation for Vancouver’s popular Waterfront Renaissance Trail.In January, when the public will once again have full access to the 5-mile-long trail, users will notice the slope near Tidewater Cove has a distinctly different look than the one that washed away.The shoreline curves in and out, creating five sandbars to mimic a sixth natural one, and has been enhanced with large protruding Douglas fir root clumps fronted by 25-foot Douglas fir logs, which serve as piles, pounded about 16 feet deep.The large, woody material provides a few advantages over just adding rock, said Charles Fell, a senior civil engineer in the city’s public works department. “The root clumps slow and dissipate the flow of the river, decreasing the amount of erosion that occurs,” he said. “The relatively calmer water around the root clumps also provides habitat for migratory fish.”
Heathrow’s new Terminal 5 experienced considerable teething problems on its opening day – and passengers are now being informed that further flights could be subject to delays and cancellations.British Airways (BA) has confirmed that some 20 per cent of flights in and out of the new base would not be operating today (March 28th) with problems still to be rectified.Baggage handling security problems left many people unable to take hold luggage with them on their travels yesterday – and the airport has claimed that despite continuing delays and cancellations today, no passengers will now be boarding flights without their luggage.It was announced that all of today’s cancellations will be for short-haul destinations. Passengers were advised to contact the airline on 0800 727800 or go to www.ba.com for updates.The airline claimed that “teething problems have included car parking provision, delays in staff security screening and staff familiarisation with the terminal,” and hopes to iron out the disruptions by the end of today.BA claimed transferring its operations to the new terminal was a complex process, with more than 1,000 vehicles, 27 short-haul aircraft and 2,500 ground staff moved across between 11pm in the evening and 4am the following morning.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBA confirms T4 to T5 long-haul transfer delayBA flyers may benefit from the delay as it gives the airline breathing space to restructure more gradually.T5 welcomes first flights and soaring expectationsHeathrow’s long-anticipated Terminal 5 has opened to passengers today.Industry ‘tackling’ transfer baggage handling problems but ‘needs RFID’Mislaid suitcases at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 opening have dominated recent news.