Humber Bridge to Close for Vital Maintenance

On a Saturday night in October, we will be closing the Humber Bridge completely to carry out vital maintenance work.

The exact date has yet to be decided and will be based on weather conditions, but as soon as we have identified the best weekend to carry out the work, we will let you know on here and on our social media channels.

The work includes changing two bearings at the Barton end of the bridge which connect the bridge deck to the towers and help carry the weight of the bridge and traffic.

The bearings also allow the bridge to move in response to the wind and temperature.

The work has been brought forward after we were hit by 80mph winds during Storm Ciara in February 2020. Since then, we have been carrying out inspections underneath the road deck to assess the damage caused by the storm.

This is why the cones have been in place for so long. However, within weeks of the work being completed, the cones will be removed.

The work will take place between 9pm and 7am to minimise disruption to motorists. It will also be closed to walkers and cyclists during these hours.

However, we will be making provisions for emergency service vehicles that may need to cross the bridge during this time.

Anyone who needs to travel at that time will, unfortunately, have to go around the estuary. We would advise all non-essential journeys are rescheduled.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media for more information, including the date on which the work will take place.