Bridges & Highway Structures

The Bridges & Highways Structures department are based at Bleak Hall, they have responsibility for all bridges, structures, underpasses and Porte Cocheres (these are the covered walkways unique to Central Milton Keynes)
Tyringham bridge
Tyringham Bridge



Porte Cocheres are an iconic steel structure unique to Milton Keynes, some of which have been listed by Historic England as Grade II listed structures. Porte Cocheres in Milton Keynes are almost 40 years old and some are in need of repair.The bridges department, responsible for the Porte Cocheres currently have a programme of works to refurbish them, further details can be found in the Porte Cochere Refurbishment Programme Information Sheet.   (PDF, 216KB) For information on the locations of Porte Cocheres affected by this current years programme please see the location map. (PDF, 929KB)



Milton Keynes Council in collaboration with Highways Contractor, Ringway will be carrying out major bridge refurbishment work on Cold Harbour Farm Bridge. The structure is located at Watling Street V4 (C129), over a stream adjacent to the National Bowl. The Cold Harbour Farm Bridge Information Sheet (PDF, 663KB) gives the latest update on these works. Please note that Watling street was re-opened on Friday 22 September



Ringway, the Highways Contractor working on behalf of Milton Keynes Council, will be carrying out major bridge refurbishment work on New Bradwell Bridge. The structure is located at Newport Road (C140), over a tributary to the Great Ouse River.

New Bradwell Bridge Refurbishment, Update 1 (PDF, 389KB)

New Bradwell Bridge Refurbishment, Update 2 (PDF, 67KB)



The Bridges and Highway Structures Team have been commissioned to deliver this project on behalf of Public Rights of Way.The Newton Blossomville Information Sheet (PDF, 225KB) gives full details.


Stonework refurbishment of North Bridge will commence on 9th January 2017 and will take up to 16 weeks to complete. In order to carry out the work safely it will be necessary to run two way lights for most of the 16 weeks. We apologies for any inconvenience to road users but appropriate signage will be in place to notify vehicular traffic of the situation. We will maintain access for emergency vehicles at all times. A footway will be kept open but access may be restricted on occasions when site operations necessitate this for safety reasons. The North Bridge information map (JPG, 290KB) will give you the exact location of the bridge



The brass framed lamps on this historic bridge are in need of refurbishment. The Tickford Bridge Information Sheet (PDF, 261KB) gives the latest details. NB: Update on 9 August 2017 -  Due to unforeseen circumstances there has been a delay in the delivery of the brass framed lamps. Once the lamps have been strengthened, refurbished  and delivered by the supplier, our highways contractor Ringway will install.  We will keep you updated as to timescales when we have further information.


Ringway, the Highways Contractor working on behalf of Milton Keynes Council, will be carrying out major bridge refurbishment work on Water Eaton Bridge. The structure is located at Manor Road (C162) over a tributary of the River Ouzel known as Water Eaton Brook. The Water Eaton Bridge Information Sheet (PDF, 450KB) gives the latest update on these works.

The planned bridge refurbishment works will commence from Monday, 24 July 2017 and expected to last 6 to 8 weeks subject to weather conditions. Please note that Manor road was opened on Tuesday 19 September

To enable the works to be carried out safely, Manor Road will be closed for the duration of the site works. Please follow the Water Eaton Bridge Diversion Route (PDF, 98KB). Access to residential properties will be maintained at all times.

Due to delays to works caused by adverse weather conditions, Manor Road will now reopen on Wednesday 20th September. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

The northern footpath will then remain closed for a further 2-3 weeks to allow reconstruction of the parapet wall.

Should you have any further queries or comments, please contact the Bridges team on 01908 252583 


Last Updated: 16 November 2017