Lancashire County Council have a long standing process for supplying attractive bridges at very cost effective rates.
They have their own standard designs, buy the materials locally, construct foundations in an unorthodox but satisfactory way and erect the bridges for modest costs.
They use kerb stones with great ingenuity and have developed an “entire civilisation” based on this approach. Sophisticated and complex sites have been tamed with this approach.
As with any success there are critics!
Disabled Activists protest that the narrow width and steps prevent access.
Walkers of large dogs and obese people mutter darkly about the narrow width.
Faced with limited budgets and large demand for crossings the approach has much to recommended