This paper describes the management of the 15 year rehabilitation programme announced in 1987. Local Authorities (County Councils, Regional Authorities and Metropolitan Districts) have responsibility for managing the programme as it affects all their own bridges, with the Department of Transport, the Scottish and Welsh offices for the majority of trunk road and motorway bridges and with the British Waterways Board, British Rail and Scotrail programming the work to ensure the least effect on customers who use the road system in the UK. Comparisons with the late 1960's bridgeguard programme will be made, progress and problems encountered will be described and issues arising from the programme will be discussed. The conclusion is that it is vital that Government support is given to the programme and that Local Authorities must ensure that the opportunity is fully grasped to ensure that bridge (and retaining wall) stock is in the best possible condition when the programme concludes. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 873097.


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  • Pagination: p. 152-61

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  • Accession Number: 00712424
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Oct 24 1995 12:00AM