Bridges and Structures

The Structures Team inspect and maintain over 900 structures across MK including bridges, underpasses, retaining walls and porte cocheres.

Our bridges range from Grade I and II listed historical bridges to modern suspension steel bridges. There are also a number of small wooden footbridges linking up redways over brooks and streams, culverts and all the underpasses too.

We have a programme of inspections, repairs and maintenance planned for 2020-21 including improvements to the iconic porte cocheres in CMK and using pontoons (a floating platform) to inspect the large bridges over the lakes.

More information on our ongoing maintenance programme is listed below by project but if you have a question about structures, you can contact the team on 01908 252353 or email


Canal Bridge improvements  from February 2021

Repairs and maintenance will take place on the canal bridges at Fenny Stratford and on the Black Horse Canal Bridge throughout February. These works will help to maintain the integrity of the bridges which both carry high volumes of traffic each day.

Fenny Stratford Canal Bridge 

The work will take around 8-10 weeks to complete and will take place between February - April and will be in two phases. 

Phase 1 - essential repairs to the bridge structure and waterproofing treatments.

Phase 2 - concrete repairs to the elevation and underside of the bridge

Black Horse Canal Bridge

Read our press release on the Black Horse Bridge Works  (DOCX, 45KB)


Public Rights of Way - Footbridge Programme 2020-21

Westfield Road/Willow Way footbridge works - completed

Work began in November 2020 to the footbridge including several concrete repairs and the refurbishment of parapets.  The footbridge surfacing will also be upgraded as part of the works.


Footpath replacement near Chicheley Street, Tickford End.

Following an inspection it was decided that improvements and repairs were need to this much-used bridge. The work was funded by our Structures Investment Capital Programme which covers upgrading bridges like this one.

The replacement bridge is e a durable hardwood structure with a handrail and features anti-slip materials. We'll also made the area leading up to the bridge more accessible by clearing vegetation.

Images of this bridge and a map showing the location can be viewed on our Fact-sheet (PDF, 450KB) in the Documents section.

If you have any questions about this or other structures work email the team directly on 


Last Updated: 29 March 2021