Bridges and structures in Cheshire East

We are responsible for the management of bridges, culverts and retaining walls that are over, under or adjacent to the highway.

Where structures carry Public Rights of Way, please contact Cheshire East’s PRoW team.

Some bridges and structures in Cheshire East are also maintained by organisations such as the Canal and River Trust and Network Rail.


In Cheshire East there are:

  • over 1,700 bridges and structures

Inspection of bridges and structures

We undertake regular inspections of all assets that we are responsible for in line with current Codes of Practice. This includes reactive inspections in circumstances such as where vehicles have collided with structures. From these inspections, we develop and prioritise a forward programme of schemes to ensure their safety and functionality.

Weight restrictions

We review, assess and monitor the capacity of our structures, placing weight restrictions on those that are deemed substandard for current highway loadings.

Bridges and structures maintenance

Our cyclic routine maintenance programme removes vegetation and debris from our structures and ensures that the drainage systems are free from leaves and other detritus.

We also deliver steady state maintenance schemes and wholescale bridge replacements, along with strengthening works to keep our bridges and structures safe and operational.

Report it

If you wish to contact us about an issue with one of our bridges or structures, report it online.

Contact us

Report a problem online

If you consider a highways issue to be dangerous, or an emergency, please call us on:

0300 123 5020
(8:30am – 5:00pm)

0300 123 5025
(after 5pm and before 8:30am, including weekends)

Floor 6
Delamere House

Delamere Street Crewe

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