Welcome to the Highway Structures webpage.

The Highway Structures team are responsible for inspecting and maintaining hundreds of Highway Structures across Bath and North East Somerset.

As an authority we are responsible for and maintaining the following:

  • Footpath Bridges
  • Road Bridges
  • Highway Retaining Walls
  • Culverts (Structures carrying roads over rivers, watercourses or ditches)
  • Cattle Grids
  • Pedestrian Subways
  • Abnormal Loads

How we maintain our structures

As a Highway Authority we aim:

  • Ensure the safety of those using the roads supported by bridges and retaining walls
  • Maintain our highway structures using our allocated funding

We manage and maintain our highway structures by carrying out the following procedures:

  • Inspections
  • Maintenance of records
  • Bridge assessment and strengthening
  • Routine maintenance
  • Minor maintenance
  • Emergency maintenance

To report a dangerous highway structure please contact our Council Connect team on 01225 394041 or email: council_connect@bathnes.gov.uk

Please be aware of the following:

  • Bridges and Structures over and under motorways are the responsibility of the Highways England
  • Bridges which carry railways over roads are normally the responsibility of Network Rail

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