Statutory guidance

SR2015 No 28: installing a clear span bridge

Standard rules for installing a clear span bridge up to 8 metres span and 4.2 metres wide across a main river.

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SR2015 No 28: installing a clear span bridge

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Generic risk assessment for SR2015 No 28

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These rules allow you to construct a clear span bridge across a main river. A clear span bridge is a bridge that has no bed, bank reinforcement or support in the watercourse.

You must also follow these rules:

  • the bridge must not be associated with the public highway
  • you must not change the level of the land at each end
  • you must not change the level of the land surrounding the ramp or steps to the bridge

These rules do not allow the construction of bridges on or within:

  • 8 metres of a flood defence structure
  • 200 metres of another bridge or culvert in the watercourse
  • 100 metres of a non-agricultural building
Published 6 April 2016
Last updated 22 July 2016 + show all updates
  1. Generic risk assessment has been updated with an amendment to the bridge span dimensions.
  2. First published.