Bridges

Enquiries or damage reports

To report damage or ask a question, contact the Highways & Engineering Service.

Bridge strengthening and weight limits

The maximum permitted weight of lorries is 44 tonnes.

Pending strengthening, public safety is maintained on bridges that are assessed as weak by using temporary weight restrictions or other measures and restrictions.

Work carried out under the strengthening programme gives priority to principal road bridges. For substandard bridges on the non-principal road network, decisions are made whether to permanently weight restrict rather than strengthen.

Each bridge is considered on its merits taking into account safety, economic and environmental factors.

Weight limits
Location
Weight limit
Alternative route
Mill Lane, Failsworth
7.5T weight limit
None
Ward Lane, Diggle
17T maximum gross limit
None
Station Road, Diggle
17T maximum gross weight
None

Highways & Engineering Service
Henshaw House
Cheapside
Oldham
OL1 1NY
Tel 0161 770 4325