A new footbridge traversing the length of the A63 in Hull, between the Hull Marina and Princes Quay, has now been installed into its final position over the dual carriageway.
Weighing in at a colossal 150 tonnes and spanning a length of 60 metres, the A63 footbridge needed to be installed using a heavy duty vehicle, which manoeuvred the bridge into position overnight on the 2nd November 2019.
Once completed and opened next spring, the bridge will be available to use by cyclists and pedestrians and will even be assigned a new name following a public consultation process.
The bridge also forms the first phase of the A63 Castle Street Regeneration Scheme which aims to revitalise the area surrounding Princes Quay and the Hull Marina, which will also benefit from landscaped green areas one either side of the new bridge upon its completion.
This scheme has been partially funded by £4M from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s local growth fund programme which was secured from thee Government as part of the Northern Powerhouse commitments.
The Highways England Project Manager, Tom Peckitt stated: “It is fantastic to see the bridge in place and for members of the public to now see it in position. Our team worked exceptionally hard throughout the weekend to move the street furniture, prepare the route and position the bridge by wheeling it to its final destination. The team worked throughout the night after the installation to reopen the A63 15 hours ahead of schedule.
“Now the bridge is installed we will now focus on the remaining work we need to do to complete the bridge which will include installing the ramps and steps and completing the marina platform and landscaping. We want to thank people for their support while we carried out this work and for their patience while we finish constructing the bridge.”
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