Call for ‘second Humber Bridge’ to be built from Immingham to Hull
Associated British Ports (ABP) has reportedly called for a ‘second Humber Bridge’ to be built between Immingham and Hull.
A port owner believes that the new bridge would be built in hopes that it would benefit the economy in the north of England as well as across the nation, the BBC revealed.
It would also reduce congestion on the roads between four Humber ports.
According to the BBC, ABP said in a statement that a second Humber Bridge would benefit the 17 percent of the nation’s trade that the company overseas.
This includes 7,000 lorries which use four Humber ports, including Grimsby and Goole, every day.
ABP told the BBC: “Putting in a new crossing would reduce congestion in Hull, forge new economic ties between Grimsby and Hull, and build resilience into the road network so traffic from the ports on both banks of the Humber have alternative routes when incidents or congestion occurs.”
The call for a second Humber Bridge was reportedly one of several proposals made in regards to a freight and logistics carried out by Transport for the North.
ABP also considered moving a large chunk of their lorries to the rail network in order to ‘reduce carbon emissions and improve reliability’, the BBC reported.
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