VIDEO: Watch the 'superpipe' being laid at Anchorsholme

The UK's largest outfall pipe has been laid under the sea at Anchorsholme.

Thursday, 10th August 2017, 1:28 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:56 pm
The pipe was filled with air to be shipped

Water firm United Utilities said it 'believed to be the largest single man-made structure ever to have been transported across the UK'.

Altogether 14 boats were involved in transporting and placing the pipe in a specially dug trench off the coast.

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The pipe was filled with air to be shipped

More than 100 people were involved in its transportation, which took four years of planning, the company said.

"The superpipe will help prevent flooding, along with helping to protect Blackpool’s Blue Flag beach by transporting excess surface water two miles out to sea after big storms," a spokesman said.

The pipe was filled with air to be shipped