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Freedom of Information Request

Bridges FOI 18/19

Received: 21 November 2019

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am asking, under the Freedom of Information Act, the following set of questions:

Defining a 'road bridge' as a structure with a span of 1.5m or more providing public highway passage for motor vehicles over an obstacle such as a watercourse, railway, road or valley, please provide the following information for all road bridges for which you own as highway authority, including those which are jointly owned with another authority, but for which you are the lead authority:

1. How many road bridges are you responsible for maintaining?
2. For the last financial year (2018/19) how many Principal Inspections have taken place
3. For the last financial year (2018/19) how many General Inspections have taken place?
4. For the last financial year (2018/19) how many Structural Reviews and/or BD21 assessments have been conducted?
5. How many sub-standard (in terms of capacity) and/or weight restricted bridges do you have?
6. Of these, how many do you intend to return to full load carrying capacity in the next 5 years?
7. How many bridges would you return to full load carrying capacity if you had no resource restrictions?
8. (i) How many of your bridges require post tensioned special inspections (PTSIs)?
(ii) How many of those have had PTSIs within the last 18 years?
(iii) Of those that have not had a PTSI, how many require/are due one?
(iv) How much funding would you anticipate is required to remove the backlog of PTSIs for those bridges identified in Q8(iii)?
9. In monetary terms, what is the current Depreciation (i.e. difference between your GRC and DRC as declared for your WGA return for 2018/19)?
10. Have you calculated your back log (or workbank) for bridges? What is the calculated value of your backlog of road bridges, or your best estimate if a calculated value is not available?
11. (i) What is the annual revenue works budget for maintaining your bridge stock?
(ii) What is the annual capital works budget for maintaining your bridge stock?
(iii) What total budget would you estimate is required to maintain the bridge stock at its current level (standstill budget)?
12. (i) How many BD97 Stage 1 Scour Assessments did you undertake in 2018/19?
(ii) How many BD97 Stage 2 Scour Assessments did you undertake in 2018/19?

I request this information electronically in tabular form (ideally a spreadsheet) NOT as a PDF. A sample template can be found below:
Sample template:

QUESTION 2018/19
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11) (i)
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11) (iii)
12) (i)
12) (ii)

If the decision is made to withhold some of this data using exemptions in the Data Protection Act, please inform me of that fact and cite the exemptions used.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download

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