Bridges and highway structures


We regularly maintain our bridges and highway structures.

  • Minor or routine maintenance includes repainting, renewing mortar joints, re-waterproofing, replacing bridge bearings and removing vegetation.
  • Major repairs or reconstruction is required due to general deterioration, increasing age, changing use of the structure or change in assessment standards. This work may include extensive concrete and masonry repairs, re-decking, strengthening, widening or even replacing the entire structure.
  • Heritage bridges are classed as listed buildings. There are several within the borough. Any maintenance must not significantly change its appearance.

Queen's Park Bridge Maintenance

In October 2019, we applied to the Department for Transport (DfT) Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Funds for help to repair Queen's Park Bridge in Heywood.

If successful, this funding will ensure the bridge can remain open with no weight restrictions. You can read the completed application form we sent.