Bridges, reporting defects, maintenance, repairs, making an insurance claim and the operating procedure of Boothferry Bridge.
As this is an emergency issue outside of our office hours, please report it immediately to (01482) 393939.
Report an issue with a bridge
We are not responsible for maintaining privately owned bridges, but if the bridge is part of a public road or pathway, we will inspect and report any defects to the owner. An example of this is when a bridge has been newly built to serve a housing development area.
Housing developers and other private owners are able to apply to have their bridge adopted by the council if they wish. You should so this in writing to the address below:
This depends on how serious the defect is. We make every effort to inspect a bridge issue within 24 hours of it being reported so we can determine the action required. Where necessary, we will make the bridge safe until a repair can be carried out.
We aim to address urgent defects within 24 hours. For all other issues, we aim to respond within 28 working days. These timescales depend on approval from any other organisations, such as a utility company, who may have pipes or cables, for example, near the bridge.
Bridge closures and roadworks can be found on the Roadworks.org website.
We also put temporary diversion road signs in place in the area.
You can send a letter stating that you wish to make a claim for damages to either yourself or your property to the address below:
We will send you a form to fill in and return. Our loss adjustors will use the information you provide to make a decision on your case.
The bridge is available for operation at all times, although you must book with at least 24 hours’ notice if you wish to use it outside of the following standard hours:
Two hours either side of High Tide (ABP Tide Tables, Goole Dock) within the normal working hours:
Bridge opening is free of charge and you do not need to book.
You need to book to open the bridge at any time outside of the above core working hours (including Christmas Day).
There is a £100 charge for this service. If you decide to cancel less than 12 hours before the booked time, the full charge will be payable.
Book a Boothferry Bridge opening .