Dear Salford City Council,

I ask to be provided:
a) The time it takes to manually raise the bridge
b) The time it takes to manually lower the bridge
c) The resources required to manually operate the bridge i.e. number of operatives, equipment etc.
d) Whether there is a charge for raising or lowering the bridge and if so, the cost.
e) The process of automatically raising and lowering the bridge; how this is organised, operated and the resources associated i.e. operatives associated
f) From 01/01/2012 to the present all maintenance repairs, and replacements associated with the bridge
g) From 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2017 the number of incidents involving the bridge giving rise to damage
h) Inspection reports for 2016, 2017 and 2018

Yours faithfully,

Mr P Swift

Leigh, Maurice, Salford City Council

 

Dear Mr. Swift,

 

Before we can respond in full to your request, we require some additional
clarification from you in respect of the question below..

 

F – From 01/01/2012 to the present all maintenance repairs, and
replacements associated with the bridge 

 

Please clarify more specifically what is required here. Do you require a
list of all minor maintenance on the structure, eg oil changes on
generators or just major repairs.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Maurice Leigh

Information Governance Officer

Legal & Governance Division

Service Reform

Tel: 0161 793 2938

email: [email address]

 

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Dear Leigh, Maurice,

Both please

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Swift

Leigh, Maurice, Salford City Council

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Dear Mr. Swift,         

 

I am writing in response to your Freedom of Information request of 5^th
February 2019. Your request and the council’s response are as follows:

 

a)            The time it takes to manually raise the bridge

It takes 15 to 20 minutes to manually raise the bridge

 

b)            The time it takes to manually lower the bridge

It takes 15 to 20 minutes to manually lower the bridge

 

c)            The resources required to manually operate the bridge i.e.
number of operatives, equipment etc.

It takes 8 men in total to raise and lower the bridge in manual, plus a
traffic management team to replace the traffic signals/control barriers if
they have been damaged.

 

d)            Whether there is a charge for raising or lowering the bridge
and if so, the cost.

Manchester Ship Canal Company (Peel Ports) are employed to operate the
bridge. The contractual arrangement with Manchester Ship Canal Company
also covers Lowry Footbridge. The cost for 2018 / 19 to operate both
bridges will be £109,091.36.

 

e)            The process of automatically raising and lowering the
bridge; how this is organised, operated and the resources associated i.e.
operatives associated.

Manchester Ship Canal Company, Marine Department, will communicate to the
Bridge Operators. The Operators will then organise a Bridgeman to raise
and lower the bridge when a vessel is due.

 

f)             From 01/01/2012 to the present all maintenance repairs, and
replacements associated with the bridge.

As you may be aware, under section 12(1) of the FOIA, public authorities
are not obliged to comply with requests for information if they estimate
that the cost of complying with the request would exceed the ‘appropriate
limit’. The Freedom of Information and Data Protection (Appropriate Limit
and Fees) Regulations 2004 set an ‘appropriate limit’ of £450 for public
authorities, which equates to 18 hours work at a statutory rate of £25 per
hour.

 

Each year there have been between 50 and 100 actions and to retrieve each
individual action would take about 15 minutes per action. To provide the
information for each year would therefore take 12.5 hours to 25 hours. To
do this for the 7 years you have requested would take between 87.5hours
and 175hours. This is clearly in excess of the permitted 18 hours.

 

g)            From 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2017 the number of incidents
involving the bridge giving rise to damage

From 1^st January 2016 to 31^st December 2017 there were three incidents
giving rise to damage to the bridge that have been recorded.

 

h)           Inspection reports for 2016, 2017 and 2018

I can confirm that the council holds on record structural inspection
information from September 2017, I enclose a copy for your information,
the next inspection is due in 2019, the previous inspection prior to
September 2017 was in 2015.  Further mechanical and electrical inspection
information is held by others.

  

 

The council considers it has fulfilled your request. If you are
dissatisfied with the way your request has been handled, or wish to appeal
this decision, you may wish to reply direct to this email. Your appeal
review will be overseen by a senior officer.

 

Further details of how to lodge an appeal can be found at
[1]http://www.salford.gov.uk

 

If you are still dissatisfied following any internal appeal, you may wish
to contact the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water
Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF - [2]www.ico.org.uk

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Maurice Leigh

Information Governance Officer

Legal & Governance Division

Service Reform

Tel: 0161 793 2938

email: [email address]

 

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Dear Leigh, Maurice,

Thank you for the information provided. Please could you assist with the following:

‘d’ To clarify, I am asking whether there is a cost to a river user (vessel) who requires / requests the bridge to be raised / lowered and if so, what the charge is.

‘f’ please provide a list of the ‘actions’ from 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2017

‘g’ please provide details of the 3 incidents

‘h’ please supply the 2015 report and advise who holds the other inspection information

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Swift

Leigh, Maurice, Salford City Council

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Dear Mr. Swift

 

Please see our response to the clarifications in your request

 

‘d’ To clarify, I am asking whether there is a cost to a river user
(vessel) who requires / requests the bridge to be raised / lowered and if
so, what the charge is.

 

Response - There is no charge to river users for raising the bridge

 

‘f’ please provide a list of the ‘actions’ from 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2017

 

Response - Please find enclosed a list of actions as requested.

 

‘g’ please provide details of the 3 incidents

 

Response - Please find enclosed a breakdown of the work and cost of the
incidents.

 

‘h’ please supply the 2015 report and advise who holds the other
inspection information

 

Response - Please find enclosed a copy of the 2013 report (on review we
noted that this was the last report prior to 2017) Manchester Ship Canal
Company/Peel Ports hold all the other reports.

 

 

 

Maurice Leigh

Information Governance Officer

Legal & Governance Division

Service Reform

Tel: 0161 793 2938

email: [email address]

 

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Dear Leigh, Maurice,

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Mr P Swift

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