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Appendix F – Photo file Banjul Case study photos

Bund Road

Photograph of the Banjul Port Harbour (background) taken from Bund Road. The local canoes (foreground) indicate the presence of fishing activity.

A two metre wide Rip Rap barrier protecting Bund Road.

Denton Bridge

Photograph of the Denton Bridge which connects Banjul to the Kombos. The markings on the Abutment indicate high water levels.

This image indicates the distance between the tide and the bridge lower deck. Approximately the average height of a man (1.8m)


This building was formerly known to the locals as the ABC Night Club.Appendix F . The stacks of shipping containers (pictured in red and blue) are approximately five metres away from the coastline. A ship used by the Banjul Ports Authority to carry out offshore dredging along the harbour. Large silver tanks are visible in the foreground approximately ten metres away from the coast. Lands Office and Cemetery Rip Rap protection along the Banjul Port Harbour fence line.Banjul Case Study photo file Gambia Ports Authority Rip Rap protection along the Banjul Port Harbour fence line. An old structure eroded by the rising tides. 59 All Photographs taken by Author (28 Dec 2011 – 18 Jan 2012) .

A close-up of a hollow Rhum Palm tree trunk. This area was flooded before the Beach Replenishment Project in 2004. The exposed roots indicate the extent of the damage caused by erosion. Albert Craft Market to Banjul Barra Terminal A row of 12 abandoned Rhum Palm trees used as groins trapping sedimentary deposits. If not maintained it is less likely to withstand further erosion.A tree which has resisted the retreating coastline. 60 .

Appendix F .Banjul Case Study photo file Concrete groins which protect the Iceman ice factory situated behind Albert Market. Large rocky boulder stones. Radio Syd Radio Syd building almost engulfed by the rising tides before the timely Haskoning Coastal Project which reclaimed the land in this area. 61 All Photographs taken by Author (28 Dec 2011 – 18 Jan 2012) . initially at Radio Syd. have been placed to form temporary Rip Rap defences for the Craft Market workshops visible in the foreground. This building is next to Radio Syd and the Banjul – Serrekunda Highway. (See historic photo file) The remains of the Old Boys’ Scout Headquarters having been engulfed by the rising tides.

Benny (2000) Radio Syd in 2000 was almost inundated prior to the Haskoning Beach Project in 2004. Photo Courtesy of Radio Syd owner. Photo courtesy of Radio Syd owner. Benny (2000) 66 .Appendix F – Photo file Historic photos Abandoned groins off the coast of Banjul from TAMS Coastal Protection Study (1999) The remains of Scouts’ Headquarters after a coastal storm from TAMS Coastal Protection Study (1999) Beach behind Radio Syd with the ancient groins of Banjul barely visible in the background.

The Beach Nourishment Project has resulted in the development of a creek in the Radio Syd area. is threatening to divide the beach of Radio Syd as it expands due to the rising tides. 62 . This creek. non-existent prior to the Beach Nourishment Project. commonly referred to as the Radio Syd Creek.

Appendix F . This photograph shows how far the coastline is along the jetty.Kombo Case Study photo file Appendix F – Photo file Kombo Case study photos Bakau Fishing Centre The base of the Bakau Fishing Landing Complex. The fallen rocks act as a natural groin trapping sedimentary deposits. 63 All Photographs taken by Author (28 Dec 2011 – 18 Jan 2012) . Some of the metal sheet piles used in its construction are beginning to corrode. Photograph of a collapsed cliff.

64 . one measuring 130m and three measuring 120m). (One measuring 150m. Results show that they have accreted sedimentary deposit since being built by Haskoning in 2004. Two of five similar groins located on the beaches of Cape Point.Cape Point Groins Cape Point Beach: a popular tourist attraction and local community leisure centre. The groins are made of basalt and Granite placed along Cape Point Beach.

The deep red colouring indicates a more resistant sandstone rock type.Appendix F . Eroding cliffs cut into by the rising tides.Kombo Case Study photo file Fajara Sea-walled fences used by private home owners to resist the rising tides. Exposed sandstone vertical cliffs on the beach of Fajara. 65 All Photographs taken by Author (28 Dec 2011 – 18 Jan 2012) .