In Moëlan-sur-Mer, the dike of the port of Brigneau threatens to collapse – Moëlan-sur-Mer
The mayor of Moëlan, Marie-Louise Grisel expressed her “dismay” and her “extreme concern about the situation at the Brigneau mole. This Monday, March 20, 2023, in fact, a hole several meters high was discovered, weakening the entire dike which today threatens to collapse.
Built in 1890
On February 25, 2021, the first city councilor had visited this heritage port to Mr. Le Prefect and had alerted him “to the problem of degradation of the outer mole, she recalls. The building, built in 1890, did not resist time and the elements, and the construction materials of the time suffered inevitable erosion and caused the pure and simple disintegration of the dyke”.
A gaping hole 5 m high
During the last storms, the dike suffered great damage. In 2020 and 2021, stones had left, already revealing an 80 cm hole. “The municipality had then mobilized €40,000 to carry out the work and deal with the emergency”. But that was without counting on the sudden worsening of the state of the mole “which now presents a gaping hole more than 5 m high, cracking the dike along its length”.
I count on the State and our financial partners, to hear our cry from the heart, and that of the Moëlanais, to save if it is still possible the mole of Brigneau and this piece of history and heritage.
The fall of the lighthouse could take the dam with it
The mayor adds that, since Monday, she has been alerting “relentlessly to the State, the Region, the Department and Quimperlé Community, of this situation and of their essential financial support to urgently deal with this situation. I also mentioned it this Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in the municipal council, but it was without counting on a new attack from the natural elements which accentuated this night (Editor’s note from March 22 to 23, 2023), the risk of the fall of the lighthouse that would take the dam with it”.
The municipal team, the municipal services and the company Marc SA, which carried out the emergency work, “can only, like me, watch helplessly, since Monday, the disappearance of this work. I count on the State and our financial partners, to hear our cry from the heart, and that of the Moëlanais, to save if it is still possible the mole of Brigneau and this piece of history and heritage”.
letelegramme Fr Trans