James Lockyer Associates Ltd
Oakland Mews, Liskeard
CornwallPL14 3UX
01579 344771
Finished project
The Finished Building
Bridges and Walkways
Completed project
During construction
Underpinning reinforcement
Reinforcement for new patio
Completed Project
View from the new balcony
Completed works
Completed project
Completed project

Small Vehicle Bridge


Portloe, Cornwall


Private Homeowner


A D Williams

Contract Value


Services Provided

Bridge Inspection
Contract Administration
Planning Permission
Project Management
Structural Design
Structural Drawing & Detailing
Tendering Process

The Project

A small vehicle bridge carrying a driveway across a stream was damaged during flooding and deemed unsafe to use.  The flooding also caused the stream banks to collapse, threatening the foundations of the house.  James Lockyer Associates provided initial advice following the collapse to ensure the temporary stability of the bridge and to safeguard the foundations.

We developed the detailed design to include new stone-faced reinforced blockwork abutments retaining the banks and supporting the new reinforced concrete bridge slab.  High water levels following heavy rainfall provided a challenge for the contractor working in the watercourse.

  • Original bridge
  • Damage to beams and abutments
  • Construction of new abutments
  • Construction of new bridge deck
  • New bridge deck
  • Completed stone faced abutments