Bridges & Other Structures

The team are based at Synergy Park, Bleak Hall and are responsible for the 791 bridges and 115 other structures such as underpasses, retaining walls and Porte Cocheres, the covered walkways unique to CMK.

Bridge works planned for 2017/18


Works re-phased into 2018/19


Works recently completed


Bridge works planned for 2017/18


Central Milton Keynes - porte cocheres refurbishment programme 

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 team are responsible for the Porte Cocheres and currently have a programme of works to refurbish them.

The work will include replacement of the roofing system with a new more durable system, drainage upgrades and repainting.

Some footway closures and pedestrian diversion routes will be in place during the works.  For information on the locations of Porte Cocheres and a programme for the roof upgrades see the Location Plan & Programme (PDF, 1.4MB).

 Capian Walk, Redway Footbridge deck refurbishment 2018

Capian Walk Footbridge (Redway) 6 Week Closure.

Essential upgrading works are required for the footbridge between Two Mile Ash and Great Holm which spans the H4 Dansteed way.  The works include; resurfacing, rendering of spalled brickwork, soakaway drainage renewal, bridge expansion joints will be replaced and repairs carried out to the Southernmost pier.  More information is available in the Capian Walk footbridge newsletter (PDF, 626KB)

Railway walk canal footbridge

Ringway, the Highways Contractor working on behalf of Milton Keynes Council, will be carrying out major bridge refurbishment work on Railway Walk Canal Footbridge.  The structure is located to the north-west of Great Linford.

The work is expected to start in January 2018, in three phases, and it is anticipated that the work will take 25 weeks to complete.  Please use the diversion routes.

Detailed preparations have been underway to minimise the impact of the redway closure.  A suitable alternative access to the pedestrians, cyclist and the tow path users will be provided during the works.  There will be no impact to the canal users.

The Railway Walk Canal Footbridge Update No 2 (PDF, 495KB) provides the latest information on these works.

Diversion routes

Railway Walk Canal Footbridge diversion route 1 (PDF, 227KB)  

Railway Walk Canal Footbridge diversion route 2 (PDF, 280KB)

Railway Walk Canal Footbridge diversion route 3 (PDF, 167KB)


Works re-phased and planned to be delivered in the 2018/19 financial year


Swans River Bridge

Swans River Bridge (MKC No. 92461) is located at A422, Newport Road, (MK16 9JW), over Chicheley Brook between Chicheley and Astwood. 

Work was planned to take place from Saturday 28 July to Sunday 12 August in 2018 but has been re-scheduled to be undertaken in the 2018/19 financial year 

The following activities will be undertaken to upgrade the structure to ensure the bridge’s future integrity.

  • Surface material removal over the bridge deck (Planing)
  • Remedial works to the bridge deck under the carriageway
  • Installation of a new waterproofing system over the bridge deck
  • Resurfacing of the carriageway

To find out more read our project fact sheet update (PDF, 502KB)


Works recently completed


Cold Harbour Farm Bridge

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.

Watling street was reopened on Friday 22 September 2017


New Bradwell Bridge

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)


Newton Blossomville Causeway - upgrade and bridge replacements

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.


North Bridge, Newport Pagnell  - stone work refurbishment

Stonework refurbishment of North Bridge will commence on 9 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 safety grounds whilst work is being carried out.

The North Bridge information map (JPG, 290KB) will give you the exact location of the bridge


Tickford 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.


Water Eaton Bridge

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.

Manor Road was reopened on 20 September 2017 after adverse weather conditions caused a slight delay.

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.

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: 19 July 2018