Decision details

Seamon's Road, Altrincham - Width Restrictions

Decision Maker: Corporate Director Place

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Following numerous repairs to the parapet walls on Seamon’s Moss Bridge, the Council, in conjunction with the Bridgewater Canal company, agreed to introduce in September 2018, width restrictions on Seamon’s Road to discourage oversized vehicles crossing the 240-year-old bridge. It is proposed that the width restrictions, with some minor amendments, now be made permanent.


1)          That authorisation be given to advertise the intention to introduce the Traffic Regulation Order, as detailed in the schedule to the report and that, if no objections are maintained the Order be made and implemented in whole or in part.


2)          That any objections maintained be reported back for consideration.

Reasons for the decision:

To deter oversized vehicles causing damage to the bridge again, and to avoid permanently closing the bridge due to safety risks, it is proposed to make permanent the width restriction on Seamon’s Moss Bridge. In order to address concerns about the narrowness of the width restrictions it is proposed to widen them by 6’’ to allow cars to pass safely without causing damage to their cars. Oversized vehicles will continue to be restricted from using the bridge.

Alternative options considered:


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 02/12/2019

Date of decision: 19/11/2019