Access planning sub-group

Access Planning Group

This group was set up to encourage mutual collaboration on facilitating and sharing access arrangements for bridge inspections and works, between UK Bridge Owners and Transport Authorities.

If you are planning on carrying out inspections or works on your bridges which interface with other Transport Authorities, there are points of contact for those authorities, and advance major works programmes for CRT and Network Rail which may be of use to you, linked to this page. You may also ask those authorities if they have inspection data of their own which they are willing to share with you which may reduce the need for some inspections.

Points of Contact

Network Rail (NR) - by route

- Map by region


Transport Scotland

Canal & River Trust (CRT) - Desmond Harris:

National Highways (NH) (link to National Highway's Network Management Map with Area contacts).

Transport for London (TfL) (link to TfL's Planning and Construction contacts).

Local Highway Authorities (via ADEPT network of Bridge Engineers (click here for email)

  • Scots Bridges Group
  • Northern Area Bridge Conference
  • North West Area Bridge Conference
  • Yorkshire and Humber Area Bridge Conference
  • West Midlands Area Bridge Conference
  • East Midlands Area Bridge Conference
  • CSS Wales – Bridges Group
  • Eastern Area Bridge Conference
  • South East Area Bridge Conference
  • South West Area Bridge Conference
  • Transport for Northern Ireland

Advanced Major Works Programmes for Transport Authorities


National Highways 

Information on improvements and major roads projects

Network Rail

Network Rail's upgrade plan, major works and on-going works – by route;

Network Rail's Disruptive Possession Maps

Canal & River Trust

The Trust’s planned Winter Stoppage programme; 

Open Data portal – download our data sets for use in GIS applications etc

Works Affecting the Canal & River Trust – information on how we work with third parties who wish to undertake works on, over, under or adjacent to the Trust’s property


Transport for London

TfL's Major Works and Events;

London's Register of Roadworks;jsessionid=1LtpYs9dmc6h3GMP03qhzLBmWpdsyvCJyvfL1G23kc5Bljs9crKc!1686159358

Local Highway Authorities 


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