Issue details

Bishopthorpe Bridge Options Report

Purpose of the Report: In August last year a decision was made to implement a temporary weight restriction to Appleton Road Bridge in Bishopthorpe as the inspections found that the structure was not currently capable of bearing 40 tonnes of live loading and an 18 tonnes weight restriction was implemented.

This report will update on the options which have been explored which will include a bridge strengthening option.

The Executive Member will be asked to: Select the option or options to progress.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Bishopthorpe Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/02/2024

Decision due: 12/03/24 by Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport

Lead member: Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Economy and Culture

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Siavosh Mahmoodshahi email:;

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be considered as part of the report.

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