Our Projects - Little Dartmouth footbridge & furniture
The footbridge at this site was completely destroyed by storms. To avoid risk of the replacement suffering a similar fate, the Coast Path was realigned slightly inland.
This is on a very popular circular walk on the edge of Dartmouth
The original route of the South West Coast Path, which ran along the edge of the rocky tidal zone, had been made impassable after storms had ripped away a large footbridge spanning a significant coastal gully. Sections of the path nearby had also been significantly damaged by wave action.
The path was temporarily re-routed in the field above, which is owned by the National Trust. Given the significant likelihood of further storm damage in the future, it was decided to re-route the path permanently onto the temporary diversion route, which was agreed with the landowner and tenant farmer.
The works therefore involved the purchase and installation of appropriate directional signage, and the replacement of a field gate with a more user-friendly pedestrian gate.
The work was funded by the Coastal Communities Fund grant achieved by the South West Coast Path Association
Contractors:Landscape Construction and Design of Brixham