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Bridges, tunnels, subways and other structures on the highway

Maintenance of bridges and other structures in Dorset

Bridges, retaining walls, fences and structures

Dorset Highways are responsible for managing the maintenance of the majority of highway structures on the roads of Dorset.

  • Over 845 bridges (those structures over 1.5 metres span)

  • 274 small culverts (between 0.9 and 1.5 metres span)

  • 134 retaining walls

  • One tunnel (in Beaminster)

  • More than 150 other structures such as large rights of way bridges

The maintenance of highway structures can be defined as all operations necessary to maintain a bridge in a serviceable condition. This includes, regular inspections, maintenance, upgrading work, management of substandard bridges prior to upgrading and replacement.

Cattle grids

Dorset Highways are responsible for cattle grid maintenance in the Dorset County Council area.

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  • Hayward Main Bridge Hayward Main Bridge replacement

    Hayward Main Bridge, which links Child Okeford and Shillingstone in north Dorset, is now reopen.

  • Dinah's Hollow C13 Dinah's Hollow, Melbury Abbas

    Dorset County Council has been working with local communities to agree a strategy for stabilising the slopes, maintaining the hollow and keeping the road open to all users.

  • Bridge protection barriers Upton Bypass bridge protection

    In January 2018 we will be returning to the Upton Bypass to install new protection barriers for three bridges that cross over the road.

  • Wareham ramps scheme overview Wareham Level Crossing

    Dorset Highways is looking to provide a safer pedestrian crossing by building ramps connecting onto the existing railway footbridge in Wareham.

  • Uploders C68 land slip C68 Uploders, Bridport

    The C68 in Uploders will be realigned in 2018, allowing the road to be reopened.

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