Hull’s very own Banksy was successfully removed from Scott Street Bridge and placed in secure storage yesterday.
It was removed in three panels and will now be restored, before being put back for public display.
Watch the removal process here:
The removal was necessary to preserve the artwork due to the deterioration of the bridge, which poses an increasing risk to shipping.
Scott Street Bridge was closed to vehicles in 1995 and ceased to be a public highway in 2007. It has been raised permanently since then.
As the bridge is a Grade II-listed structure, the works have been carried out in consultation with Historic England.
Councillor Daren Hale, Hull City Council’s portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “We are absolutely delighted that we have managed to save Hull’s very own Banksy and we look forward to having it back for public viewing as soon as practically possible.”