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

Vehicular Access Bridge


Poltesco, The Lizard, Cornwall


National Trust


KPK Builders

Contract Value


Services Provided

Bridge Inspection
Conservation Area Consent
Contract Administration
Planning Permission
Project Management
Site Investigation
Structural Design
Structural Drawing & Detailing
Tendering Process

The Project

The bridge provides vehicular access to a house across a boulder strewn stream and is also a public right of way for pedestrians accessing the coast path.  For several years, due to deterioration of the timber structure, a restricted weight limit had been imposed on the bridge.

James Lockyer Associates designed a new bridge of similar proportions, consisting of principle galvanised steel beams supported on the existing abutments, with timber decking and guarding over.  The robust design allows the weight restriction to be removed.

Working in this Site of Special Scientific Interest and Special Area of Conservation required close liaison with the contractor to ensure that the working deck above the river and the temporary scaffold walkway to maintain the right of way did not cause any damage to the vegetation, including an endangered plant species rarely found in the UK.

  • Original bridge
  • Inspection of existing abutments
  • New steel frame structure
  • During construction
  • Finished bridge deck
  • Completed project