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Severn Bridges Act 1992

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6(1)The Secretary of State may determine in the case of a highway to which paragraph 5(2) above applies that the highway is to be a footpath, a cycle track, a bridleway or an all purpose road.

(2)In sub-paragraph (1) above “all purpose road” means a highway (other than a cycle track) over which the public right of way includes a right of way for the passage of vehicles.

(3)The Secretary of State may classify a highway to which paragraph 5(2) above applies in any manner in which, and for any purposes for which, he can classify highways under subsection (3) of section 12 of the Highways Act 1980; and on the date of its transfer under sub-paragraph (4) below a highway classified under this sub-paragraph shall become a highway classified in the manner and for the purposes in question as if so classified under that subsection.

(4)On the date certified by the Secretary of State as the date on which a highway to which paragraph 5(2) above applies is open for public use—

(a)if it is in England, it shall be transferred to Avon County Council, and

(b)if it is in Wales, it shall be transferred to Gwent County Council.

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