Historic River Hull bridge £7m repair plans take big step…

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Historic River Hull bridge £7m repair plans take big step…

Historic River Hull bridge £7m repair plans take big step forward
2022-03-02 11:58:00
A contractor has been appointed to carry out the first phase of a £7m scheme to repair the oldest road bridge spanning the River Hull. Chapman Street Bridge, also known as Sculcoates Bridge, has been closed to motorists since early 2020. It was shut after an inspection found that its condition had deteriorated to such an extent that it was no longer safe to carry motor vehicles. Click here for more traffic and travel news. A Grade II listed structure because of its historic importance, the swing bridge first opened in 1874. Now Hull City Council has appointed specialist engineering consultants Pell Frischmann to start work on an outline design for the refurbishment of the bridge under a contract worth £332,393. The first phase of the project is expected to take nine months and will include preparations for the submission of a planning application covering the physical works. Sculcoates Bridge in Chapman Street, Hull Councillor Dean Kirk, portfolio holder for roads, highways and transport, said: “Since Chapman Street Bridge closed to traffic, work has been ongoing behind the scenes to consult with statutory authorities and put together a contract that will hopefully enable us to return the bridge to its former glory. “As the oldest bridge on the river and a listed structure, it was essential that all options were considered so that we end up with a bridge that can be returned to the highway network. “This refurbis

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