mportant information for operators of large goods vehicles and coaches
Cleveland Bridge was built in in 1826 for horse drawn vehicles and pedestrians to access the city of Bath. Today it carries the A36 which is a major strategic highway to the South Coast with daily traffic of up to 17,000 vehicles. Surveys have identified that structural components of the bridge are life expired and need maintenance, repair or replacement. As a precautionary measure until the works can be carried out, the Council is introducing an 18 tonne weight restriction on the bridge from Monday 3 Feb 2020.
Large goods vehicles and coaches over 18 tonnes requiring access to the centre of Bath have an alternative route via the west of the city as shown on the map. Please note that there are several 7.5 tonne weight restrictions in place in the centre of Bath which are access only. Through traffic over 18 tonnes should use the eastern diversion between the M4 and the A36 south of Bath shown. Any vehicles not following the signed diversion route should ensure that sat navs are set to display appropriate routes suitable for large vehicles only.