Damage to bridges and structures
Last updated 1 February 2023
3. Types of bridges and structures
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We currently look after 708 structures across Stockport:
- 102 road bridges
- 152 footbridges
- 316 retaining walls
- 104 culverts
- 19 subways
- 13 sign and signal gantries
- 1 tunnel
- 1 special structure
A structure with a span of 1.5m or more spanning and providing passage over an obstacle. For example:
A structure with a span of 1.5m or more spanning and providing passage over an obstacle, where the main function is to carry pedestrian traffic only. For example:
- pedestrian cycleways
A drainage structure with a span of 1.5m or more passing beneath a highway embankment that has a proportion of the embankment, rather than a bridge deck, between its uppermost point and the road running courses. Culverts are normally rectangular or circular in cross section.
A wall associated with the highway where the dominant function is to act as a retaining structure, and with a minimum retained height of 1.35m
A structure spanning the highway, the primary function of which is to support traffic signs and signalling equipment.
A flight of stairs leading up or down from the highway, footway or park land.
A bridge providing passage under a road for use by pedestrians.
A tunnel with an enclosed length of 150m or more through which a road passes.
A structure affecting the highway, maintained by us, that does not fit into any other category.