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Bridges and highways structures

We are responsible for the highway structures we own on roads. We also seek to ensure good stewardship by the owners of other bridges and structures which go under or carry council roads.

Ownership of bridges within the county are as follows:

Highway England (motorways and trunk roads)
Telephone: 0300 123 5000

Network Rail
Telephone: 03457 11 41 41

BRB Residuary Ltd (redundant railway structures)
Telephone: 01904 524 786

Canal & River Trust
Telephone: 03030 40 40 40
Webform: contact us

London Underground
Telephone: 0343 222 1234

Transport for Buckinghamshire

Highways bridges, culverts, footbridges, subways and rights of way structures
Telephone: 01296 382416



Maintain the safety of the public using bridges and protect the structural integrity of all highway structures.

  • Inspecting all owned bridges every two years
  • Additional inspections in response to reports of defects, accident damage etc
  • Prioritising remedial works by taking into account the nature of the defect and importance of the route, within available resources
  • Seek funds from central government and recovering repair costs for damage caused in road traffic accidents
  • Seeking to ensure other bridge owners maintain their bridges and meet their obligations towards the travelling public

Graffiti and murals

  • Only graffiti which is racist or abusive will be removed promptly. Subways are routinely visited and cleaned on a three monthly basis
  • We will consider requests for the provision of murals.

Subway lighting and drainage

  • Our lighting section deals lighting in subways.
  • Our area offices deal with drainage issues, including electrical equipment/pumps for subways.

Weight restrictions

  • Weight restrictions on weak bridges are only introduced when strictly necessary
  • Environmental weight restrictions exist primarily to control the movement of heavy vehicles

Inspections and improvement works

  • The management of highway structures, including inspecting and programming maintenance work is carried out by the Highways Structures office.



For more information please call: 01296 382 416 or use our contact us form.

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