Humber Bridge submits application for vital maintenance work

The Humber Bridge Board has submitted an application for Listed Building Consent to East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) to carry out essential maintenance work on the bearings that support the road deck at Hessle tower.

The works are the same as those undertaken last October to the bearings at the Barton tower and are being carried out as part of a planned maintenance intervention.

Once consent has been granted by ERYC, the work is set to take place in summer 2022 and will involve a short overnight closure. The exact details of when the maintenance will take place will be confirmed closer to the time.

The timing of the closure and other road traffic management issues associated with the work will be extensively communicated through our website, social media channels, and via the media.

Andrew Arundel, Chief Operating Officer at the Humber Bridge, said the work was vital and part of our long term maintenance programme ensuring the bridge remains operational for many years to come.

He said: “The Humber Bridge is now more than 40 years old, and as a result, regular maintenance will be needed to ensure it continues to provide an effective and efficient connection between East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.

“The planning application we have submitted is to replace parts of the bridge that are reaching the end of their operational life.

“We will work hard to minimise traffic disruption throughout the scheme of work.”