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Report a problem with a bridge, wall or other highway structure

Report a dangerous highway structure to us.

Our Highway Structures team are responsible for inspecting and maintaining hundreds of Highway Structures across Bath and North East Somerset.

We are responsible for the following:

  • Footpath Bridges
  • Road Bridges
  • Highway Retaining Walls
  • Culverts (Structures carrying roads over rivers, watercourses or ditches)
  • Cattle Grids
  • Pedestrian Subways
  • Abnormal Loads
How we maintain our structures
As a Highway Authority we aim to ensure the safety of those using the roads supported by bridges and retaining walls, and maintain our highway structures using our allocated funding.


We manage and maintain our highway structures by carrying out the following procedures:

  • Inspections
  • Maintenance of records
  • Bridge assessment and strengthening
  • Routine maintenance
  • Minor maintenance
  • Emergency maintenance

Report it

WarningBridges and structures over and under motorways are the responsibility of the National Highways. Bridges which carry railways over roads are normally the responsibility of Network Rail.

If you feel your issue is urgent (for example, a dangerous highway structure) you can report this as an emergency