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The one-off cost of clearing the total maintenance backlog for all council-managed road bridges in Britain has increased by a third.
A council has refused to repay controversial bridge tolls despite a tribunal ruling they had made a number of ‘procedural errors’.
Nearly 3,500 council-maintained road bridges have a greater risk of collapse, new figures have revealed today.
Plans to build a Garden Bridge over the Thames have been officially terminated due to what the charity behind the scheme describe as a lack of mayoral support.
Councils warn of a ‘chronic’ need for more investment in local roads as survey reveals over 3,000 road bridges are ‘substandard’.