The first pieces of the A63 footbridge have started to arrive in the city.

First pieces of A63 footbridge arrive in Hull

The first pieces of a major Hull bridge have begun to arrive in the city.

All 11 sections of the A63 footbridge have arrived on the site of the Castle Street project, which will connect key sites across the city.

The bridge, which will be named when it is completed, will help link the city’s marina with the southern end of Princes Dock.

It will improve safety and access, making it easier for pedestrians, cyclists and disabled people to cross the busy A63.

Senior project manager James Leeming said: “This is such an exciting time for Hull. The arrival of the bridge has been eagerly anticipated in the city. We can now start assembling the pieces and see the bridge take shape.”

How the proposed bridge will look over the A63.

The 60m, 150-tonne bridge is too big to deliver to site fully assembled, so is arriving in large individual sections which will be welded together.

The pieces will be gradually built before electrics are installed for lighting. The bridge will then be driven the short distance to the site and placed into its permanent position over the A63.

The Highways England project 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.

There are no road closures in place for the arrival of the bridge pieces, instead traffic lights will briefly stop traffic when deliveries arrive.

Find more details here. And follow the project on Twitter using the hashtag #a63hullpqbridge.

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