From the Inspection Reports, a list of minor and major maintenance work is compiled into:
- Minor maintenance consists of repointing brickwork, repainting handrails, repairing vandal/crash damage and concrete repairs.
- Major maintenance consists rewaterproofing a bridge deck, repainting bridge beams, replacing bearings, replacing expansion joints or replacing parapet railings to comply with modern crash load standards.
This work is carried out by Contractors under the supervision of the Bridges Section.
- Minor maintenance is carried out by a Term-Contractor’s two-man team under the direct control of the Bridge Inspector.
- Major maintenance is carried out by a Contractor from the Council’s Standing Lists following a competitive tendering process using full contract documentation. The work is supervised by an Engineer and Clerk of Works.