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Four transport schemes receive £160m funding boost

06/06/2022

Ministers have announced or confirmed a total of £160.8m for four major road and bridge schemes on the local road network in England.

Council agrees to pay extra costs for bridge restoration project

05/05/2022

Newport City Council has agreed to pay the extra costs for the Transporter Bridge transformation project after the original contractors went into administration.

Local bridge collapses up 70%

25/03/2022

The number of local road bridges that fully collapsed in Great Britain last year increased by 70%, according to a major survey.

Council approves £6m plan to stabilise Hammersmith Bridge

19/08/2021

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has approved an innovative new £6m plan to stabilise Hammersmith Bridge at below the expected cost.

Hammersmith Bridge could reopen as ‘double-decker crossing’

23/03/2021

Hammersmith Bridge could potentially reopen for pedestrians and cyclists next summer as a temporary double-decker crossing, the London borough has announced.

Council bridges decline as scour checks fall

29/01/2021

The number of substandard road bridges managed by councils across Great Britain is increasing, new research shows.

Hammersmith Bridge 'won't open until 2027' after decades of unchecked corrosion

04/11/2020

Transport minister Baroness Vere has revealed that Hammersmith Bridge will not be 'fully open' to motorised vehicles until 2027, after decades of corrosion went unchecked.

Local roads get £1.7bn funding boost

15/05/2020

The Government has pledged £1.7bn to repair local roads and tackle 11 million potholes.

Public Lighting Runner-up: Newport Bridge Architectural Lighting, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

24/06/2019

The runner-up of the Public Lighting category is Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council for Newport Bridge Architectural Lighting scheme.

Hammersmith Bridge could take three years to repair

14/06/2019

The latest estimate is that Hammersmith Bridge could be closed to motor traffic for as long as three years.

It’s ‘business as usual’ at Mersey bridge, council defiantly insists

14/03/2019

Halton BC has said it is ‘business as usual’ at the Mersey Gateway despite a tribunal decision that the bridge’s crossing charge is 'not a tolling scheme’.

Council in funding bid to support £7.3m historical bridge restoration

05/03/2019

Northumberland County Council is preparing to make its second funding bid as part of its effort to restore one of the county’s historic bridges.

Johnson’s bridge proposals ‘vanity project’, public says

07/02/2019

The majority of British adults think Boris Johnson’s bridge proposals are ‘vanity projects’ and prefer investment into underground systems in major cities.

£8.3m down the drain as Suffolk pulls plug on bridges project

24/01/2019

Suffolk County Council is set to shelve plans to build three bridges on the River Orwell in Ipswich, despite having already spent £8.3m in development costs.

Councils need nearly £7bn to fix substandard bridges

07/01/2019

The one-off cost of clearing the total maintenance backlog for all council-managed road bridges in Britain has increased by a third.

Council refuses to repay controversial bridge tolls

16/07/2018

A council has refused to repay controversial bridge tolls despite a tribunal ruling they had made a number of ‘procedural errors’.

Thousands of council bridges are ‘substandard’

19/01/2018

Nearly 3,500 council-maintained road bridges have a greater risk of collapse, new figures have revealed today.

Garden Bridge plans ‘terminated’ due to lack of mayoral support

15/08/2017

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.

Over 3,000 local road bridges ‘substandard’, survey reveals

10/03/2017

Councils warn of a ‘chronic’ need for more investment in local roads as survey reveals over 3,000 road bridges are ‘substandard’.

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