Saturday, May 28, 2022

Businesses warned of Humber Bridge closure for essential maintenance

Businesses using the Humber Bridge have been warned to expect a short overnight closure this summer to allow for maintenance work on the bearings that support the road deck at Hessle tower.

The Bridge Board has applied for Listed Building Consent to East Riding of Yorkshire Council  to carry out essential maintenance; the same as that undertaken last year to the bearings at the Barton tower.

The exact details of when the maintenance will take place will be confirmed closer to the time, says the Bridge Board, which has promised to share information around the closure as widely as possible.

Andrew Arundel, COO at the Bridge, said the work was a vital part of a long-term maintenance programme ensuring the bridge remains operational. He said: “The Humber Bridge is now more than 40 years old, and as a result, regular maintenance will be needed to ensure it continues to provide an effective and efficient connection between East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

“The planning application we have submitted is to replace parts of the bridge that are reaching the end of their operational life. We will work hard to minimise traffic disruption throughout the scheme of work.”

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