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Bridges

Bridges

The Bridges division carry out numerous services including:

  • Receiving and managing notification from hauliers in respect of abnormal loads.
  • Carrying out bridge inspections, assessment, maintnenance and strengthening schemes.
  • Carrying out bridge construction schemes.
  • Providing a public right of way service, this includes maintaining and renewing rural footpaths.
  • Making calculations to ascertain whether bridges they can take a load of 40 tons.
  • Ensuring that each reservoir in Lancashire has a supervisor engineer appointed to who offers regular inspections and maintenance.
  • Co-ordinaing improvement schemes for bridge heights and imposing weight restrictions on weak bridges and signing for low bridges.
  • Ensuing that highway structures will be safe on private developments by offering advice on the design and construction standards of new and existing highway structures on private developments.
  • Managing (under the NRSW Act) proposals by statutory undertakers to lay their apparatus (ducts, pipes, etc) on a highway.
  • Managing applications by individuals or organisations wanting to erect structures over a highway, such as promotional archways, tower cranes, canopies, or holes in footway.
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