The A63 footbridge
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Watch as Hull’s A63 bridge is moved into place

A new bridge connecting Hull city centre to its waterfront is now in place.

The 60-metre, 150-tonne footbridge was moved into position over the A63 dual carriageway overnight on Saturday 2 November.

And timelapse footage showing the journey made by the huge structure has been released today.

Watch the bridge move below:

The A63 reopened at 2pm on Sunday 3 November – about 15 hours ahead of schedule.

The bridge will have a new name when it opens in Spring 2020, enabling pedestrians and cyclists to cross the busy dual carriageway.

Pictures: A63 bridge moved into position

The Highways England project, which is the first phase of the A63 Castle Street road improvement scheme, will help link the city’s marina with the southern end of Princes Quay Dock.

The bridge is covered by a curving steel canopy and will have sheltered viewing balconies at each end allowing people to take in views of the city and waterfront.

Landscaped public areas will be built at both the Princes Quay and marina sides.

The 60-metre A63 bridge

The 60-metre A63 bridge was moved into position overnight on Saturday.

Councillor Daren Hale, Hull City Council’s deputy leader and portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “This is a major piece of infrastructure for our city and will make a huge improvement to transport flow along the A63, as well as connecting the city centre to the waterfront.

“Whilst we will shortly see the installation of the bridge, which is of the highest design standards and which my former colleague Martin Mancey and I fought long and hard for, there is still a lot of technical work to complete before it formally opens in the spring.”

The bridge is being part funded with a £4m contribution from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s local growth fund programme, secured through its growth deals with Government and part of the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

Find more details here and by following the hashtag #a63hullpqbridge on Twitter.

The Humber Bridge from below.
A train with the Hull Trains logo on the site