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The Council is the Highway Authority and the Bridge Authority for the bridges owned by the Council.

There are also other bridge owners/authorities and the largest of these are:

For bridges over disused railways, please contact:

Highways Agency Historical Railways Estate
Hudson House
Toft Green
York, YO1 6HP Tel: 01904 524786

As a rule the bridge usually belongs to the organisation (or its successor) that had cause to need the bridge in the first place. Ownership of bridges has been transferred in some cases, such as when the responsibility for a route changes.

The Council's bridges are inspected approximately every two years and a programme of maintenance work is drawn up. Incidents of damage through vehicle collision, storm damage, or other causes are investigated as soon as possible.

In the case of damage to bridges by vehicles, reporting of the vehicle details may mean it is possible for the Council to claim the cost of the repairs to the bridge or culvert.

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Page updated: 30 Sep 2014 

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Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY
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Tel:020 8356 2897
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