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.
|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|