Work on £12m Castle Street footbridge over…

Work on £12m Castle Street footbridge over A63 is on track – despite no sign of the structure yet
2019-07-10 15:45:00
It might not seem that way now but work on a new £12m footbridge over Hull’s busiest road is on schedule, according to city council deputy leader Daren Hale. Contractors for Highways England are currently working on either side of Castle Street in the city centre after starting last November. The main sections of the bridge are being constructed elsewhere before being brought the site later this year. Apart from giant hoardings on either side of the road, the only visible landmark there at the moment is a 132-tonne crane on the southern side of the A63. The crane is being used to drive 16 30-metre-long tubes of steel into the ground as part of the bridge foundations. Giving an update today on transport issues to scrutiny councillors, Cllr Hale said the project was still on schedule to be completed by spring next year. Cllr Daren Hale (extreme right) at the official ground-breaking ceremony for the footbridge scheme (Image: HullLive) “In terms of access, this is crucial in opening up the Marina both as a destination in itself but also the wider city centre. “We know the Fruit Market is flying but it will fly even further once the bridge is open.” Councillors also heard the wider £400m Castle Street improvement scheme is also still on track to start late next year, subject to a final sign-off from the government. Featuring a tota

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