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Due to essential maintenance our online forms and Public Access (planning, building control and licensing online) service will be unavailable Saturday 22 June 2019 between approximately 9am and 1pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Highway structures

We inspect and maintain hundreds of highway structures across South Gloucestershire.

​We look after:

  • footpath bridges
  • road bridges
  • retaining walls
  • culverts (structures carrying roads over rivers, watercourses or ditches)
  • cattle grids
  • pedestrian subways

How we maintain our structures

We aim to:

  • ensure the safety of those using the roads supported by bridges and retaining walls
  • maintain our highway structures using the funds allocated to us

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

How to report a defective highway structure

Please contact us to report a dangerous highway structure. Please note:

  • bridges and structures over and under motorways are the responsibility of the Highways Agency
  • bridges which carry railways over roads are normally the responsibility of Network Rail
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