Part IVProtective provisions

25For protection of Humber Bridge Board

For the protection of the Humber Bridge Board (hereinafter in this section referred to as“the bridge board”) the following provisions shall unless otherwise agreed in writing between the appropriate company and the bridge board have effect:—

(1)The bridge board shall not be liable to the appropriate company for any interference with or damage to the works caused by the construction, maintenance, repair, alteration or renewal of the bridge and other works authorised by the [1959 c. xlvi.] Humber Bridge Act 1959 except in any case in which such interference or damage was due to any negligent act or default on the part of the bridge board or any of their officers or servants or contractors:

(2)Any difference arising between the appropriate company and the bridge board under this section shall be settled by arbitration.