HC Deb 01 November 1996 vol 284 c304W
Mrs. Dunwoody

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many bridges have been identified as unable to bear 40 tonne vehicles, to date. [1447]

Mr. Watts

Of those that have been assessed, there are three bridges supporting trunk roads in England which are unable to carry 40 tonne vehicles at the present time. These are:

  • M1 Junction 2 slip road viaduct in north London;
  • A 13 Movers Lane flyover in east London; and
  • A40 Golden Valley flyover in Gloucestershire.

Improvements are planned in each case.

A number of bridges carrying local roads are also unable to bear 40 tonne vehicles. It is for the local highways authority concerned to decide whether improvements are required.

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