Humber Bridge damaged by Storm Ciara will take five years…

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Humber Bridge damaged by Storm Ciara will take five years…

Humber Bridge damaged by Storm Ciara will take five years to fix
2021-07-16 05:00:00
The Humber Bridge is in need of repairs after it was discovered part of the tower on the south bank isn't working properly. Officials discovered an issue with the two A-frames which secure the road to the south bank tower, and say work is needed to prevent them from becoming ‘unserviceable’. Temporary measures are set to be installed while they are replaced or refurbished by 2026. Read more Young life cut tragically short after 100mph head-on horror crash The 3.8 metres tall structures are designed to allow the bridge to respond as traffic, wind and temperature conditions change. However, it was discovered last year that those near the Barton tower aren’t working properly and are under additional stress. The defect was first found following routine inspections after Storm Ciara in 2020, and has been monitored since then. Pictures from the construction of the Humber Bridge nearly 40 years ago Officials are now proposing temporary enhancements in the form of new steel fabricated sections which will connect the deck and tower while a permanent solution is found. It will be assessed whether the frames can be repaired or need to be replaced, with work expected to be completed by 2026. The temporary measures will then be removed. Traffic has been reduced down to one lane around the affected areas. The Humber Bridge Authority has applied to North Lincolnshire Council, where the south tower sits, for permission to carry out the temporary measures. A report says: “[Monitoring] revealed that the A Frames were not functioning as designed, resulting in additional forces and therefore stress in the A Frames. “This is not sustainable and needs to

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