Our Projects - Swanage/ Durlston - bridge realignment
Once the contractor started working on the project all the work ran smoothly and quickly. The work commenced on the Durlston side of the landslip by installing a new bridge, replacing the old structure. This allowed access to the site to bring in materials. From then a ladder with hand rails was constructed to allow passage to the lower level and steps were quickly added to ease access along a newly formed but natural looking pathway. The steps were constructed with the natural stone that was found on site and this defined the path clearly. Finally a further footbridge was constructed to give the walker access to the wooded part of the walk on the Swanage side of the landslip. The path is now clear for SWCP walkers and will allow views of the coast that haven’t been seen since when the landslip occurred. Thanks to funds raised by the South West Coast Path Association and from the Unlocking our Coastal Heritage project for this great opportunity to enhance the walker’s experience along this historic trail.