Update on works at Corporation Bridge

Update on works at Corporation Bridge

Update on works at Corporation Bridge

Corporation Bridge is currently subject to the planning stages of a £4.967m refurbishment scheme.

Major structural works will take place, alongside restoration works to protect the bridge’s original design and features are also taking place.

Today, North East Lincolnshire Council have released an update announcing that works are “progressing well.”

Works are due to begin in Spring 2021, and are expected to take 12 months to complete.

Engineers at ENGIE are currently preparing detailed designs for the scheme and working closely with Historic England to ensure the Grade 2 listed structure can be renovated in accordance with their guidelines.

This will include using materials and methods that meet their criteria and where possible will resemble the original bridge’s designs and features.

Locals are being encourage to submit any visual evidence of the original structure and design to North East Lincolnshire Council.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, said:

“I’m pleased to see further investment into Grimsby Town Centre with this scheme progressing.

“The bridge is a strategic part of the highways network to keep traffic flowing and allow pedestrian and maritime access. This funding will enable us to secure the bridge’s long-term future and enhance a key heritage asset within Grimsby’s Heritage Action Zone.

“We’re aware of the disturbance and inconvenience this scheme will cause to local people and businesses, but without this intervention, the reality would be permanently closing the bridge and losing access completely.

“We’re taking this opportunity, with the funding available, to ensure the future of the bridge but also carry out refurbishment works to, as much as possible, restore the bridge back to its original design when it opened in 1925.”

During the works, it is expected that the bridge will be closed.

The council have said that “engineers and the contractor will look to reduce the programme of works and try to minimise traffic management where possible, but it is crucial these works are carried out to ensure the long-term future of the bridge.”

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