Banksy scaffolding
The Banksy was removed from Scott Street Bridge last year

Contractor appointed to remove Scott Street Bridge

A specialist contractor has been appointed to dismantle Scott Street Bridge.

Civil contractor Eric Wright Group has been appointed to carry out the work following an open tender process.

Plans to remove the Grade II-listed bridge were developed in conjunction with Historic England, after the structure was deemed as a risk to river traffic.

Councillor Daren Hale, portfolio holder for economic investment and regeneration, said: “Following the successful removal of the Banksy, we can now proceed with the rest of the dismantling of Scott Street Bridge.

“Our ambition is to rebuild a replica of Scott Street Bridge during phase two of the works and we can only do this with the help of specialist contractors.

“It will be a complex operation, but we want to ensure that the process is handled as sensitively as possible.”

The Banksy currently remains in secure storage and options for its restoration are being discussed.

Scott Street Bridge closed to traffic in 1994, due to its extremely poor structural and mechanical condition. Since then, the bridge has remained in the raised, upright position, structurally supported by steel ties.

Current inspections of its condition have concluded that dismantlement and removal is now the only viable course of action to prevent an uncontrolled collapse of the structure.

Operation Safe Pass
The Hull Street Race in 2019