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Lack of cash to upgrade bridges

BRIDGES

08 January 2019
 

Highway authorities in Britain lack the funds to bring a huge number of road bridges up to the standard for carrying the heaviest lorries – 44 tonnes – according to new analysis. 

Authorities were surveyed by the RAC Foundation and the national bridges group of local authority officer body ADEPT (the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transportation).

Information obtained from 200 of 207 highway authorities shows that 3,177 of their 71,652 bridges...

+77% more

 

 
 
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