Bridge, subway and structure maintenance

Structures including drainage culverts, cattle grids, subways, bridges and certain retaining walls are our responsibility.

We investigate reports of damage and arrange repairs where necessary. Things like bridge strengthening are included as part of our annual maintenance programme.

We inspect structures bigger than 1m and certain structural retaining walls higher than 1.5m every two years and include any defects found in our maintenance programme.

Certain privately owned structures that may affect road users are also monitored.

We can contact owners of walls next to public footpaths or roads if they need repairing.

Developers, design consultants, engineers and contractors

Please see our guidance on the technical approval procedures for design and assessment of structures on or near to the North Somerset Council highway network.