Statutory guidance

SR2015 No.28: installing a clear span bridge on a main river

SR2015 number 28: installing a clear span bridge on a main river of up to 8 metres span and 4.2 metres width.

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SR2015 No.28: Installing a clear span bridge on a main river of up to 8 metres span and 4.2 metres width

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Generic Risk Assessment for SR2015 No.28: Installing a clear span bridge on a main river of up to 8 metres span and 4.2 metres width

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When referred to in an environmental permit, these rules will allow the operator to construct a clear span bridge, that is a bridge has no bed or bank reinforcement or support in the watercourse. The deck width shall be no more than 4.2 metres. The bridge shall not be associated with the public highway.

The level of the land at each end and surrounding the ramp or steps to the bridge shall not be changed by the construction.

These rules do not allow the construction of bridges on or within 8 metres of a flood defence structure; or within 200 metres of another bridge over or culvert in the watercourse; or within 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.