The author's firm, Cass Hayward, rebuilt River Exe Bridge at St. David's in 1997. This was the last bridge to be rolled in on steel balls.
Now retired, Alan has been a great help to the Friends of Ashburton Station. His suggested method of tunnelling beneath the A38 and bridging the River Dart to enable the reconnection of the historic terminus has been accepted in principle by Highways and Environment agencies.
Tony Hill tells me that the 1967 blockade i.c.w. this bridge was the last occasion trains were planned to be diverted via Tavistock.
Many thanks to, Colin, for this most interesting contribution.