HC Deb 17 July 1930 vol 241 c1474W

asked the Minister of Transport the number of bridges in England and Wales in Class I, Class II, and unclassified roads, respectively, whose user is restricted to vehicles of lesser weight than may legally use those roads; in how many cases is such restriction by by-laws of railway and canal companies and similar bodies; and in how many by order of the Ministry of Transport under Section 7 (4) of the Roads Act, 1920?


Four Orders made under Section 7 (4) of the Roads Act, 1920, are in force prohibiting the driving of various classes of mechanically-propelled vehicles on five bridges, three of which are on Class I roads, one on a Class II road, and one on an unclassified road. The other restrictions on the use of bridges to which my hon. Friend refers are in the main restrictions under the provisions either of the Locomotive Act, 1861, or of the Heavy Motor Car (Amendment) Order, 1907. These restrictions can be imposed without reference to me, and I have no information as to the number of bridges affected.