Trekelland Bridge

Trekelland Bridge 2014

Trekelland Bridge over the River Inny carries traffic using the road between Liskeard and Launceston in Cornwall. It is thought to date from around 1500.

The main structure is of dressed granite and the pointed arch soffits are four-centred Elizabethan style. The parapets, with refuges over the cutwaters (the projections into the river at the bridge piers), are constructed of random Delabole slate. The bridge has two main arches of 5.8m and a floodwater arch of 2.7m span. The carriageway is 3m wide. Trekelland was the only bridge on the River Inney to survive the flood of 1847.  The bridge carries the main B3254 Launceston to Liskeard road and in recent years has suffered from annual damage to its structure which has resulted in large parts having to be substantially repaired.

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Peter Vernon and Phil Parsons stand by the damage to Trekelland Bridge in December 2014

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