Excitement as new Garth Lane footbridge arrives in Grimsby

Excitement as new Garth Lane footbridge arrives in Grimsby

The new Garth Lane footbridge has arrived in Grimsby today, following its journey from Scunthorpe on a 37m-long transporter.

The bridge was painted in Scunthorpe following its fabrication at the premises of SH Structures in North Yorkshire.

Householders in the area close to Garth Lane were required to temporarily move their vehicles from part of the route to allow space for the 30m-long by 5m-wide bridge to be carried on the transporter, with an accompanying police escort.

As reported, the new bridge comes as part of a £3.5 million regeneration of Grimsby town centre, which is set to be completed late next month.

£1.3 million of funding for the bridge has come from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership from the Local Growth Fund, as part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

Further funding has come from The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, as a result of the Grimsby Town Deal.

The new Garth Lane footbridge will be lifted into place across the River Freshney tomorrow, with large cranes set up to complete the large-scale operation.

The footbridge’s masts and hand railings are being transported separately.

After its installation, the bridge will not be accessible to the public for another several weeks, to allow further completion work.

Until then, the current pedestrian diversions will remain in place.

Watch the footage of the bridge arriving in Grimsby below:





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