Both bridges were of traditional masonry construction. One bridge was in such a poor state it was condemned. This bridge had been heavily modified over the years and had no architectural or historical significance. In consultation with the client, Galbraith recommended complete replacement of this structure with a modern structure.
The second more remote bridge was a stunning six-pier and beam masonry bridge. At some previous time the original stone slabs forming the bridge deck had been overcast in concrete. Some masonry had been washed from the piers, the concrete deck had failed and the side abutments and wing walls were being overtopped and eroded. This bridge was specified for re-pinning, replacement masonry, extension of the wing walls and a new concrete deck.
The completed bridges are now in full use and are expected to provide decades of service.