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Assembly begins for landmark Hull bridge

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Forming the initial phase of Highways England’s A63 Castle Street scheme, which will help to connect key sites in Hull city centre, a new 60m-long steel bridge is currently being assembled.

The Princes Quay Bridge will allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross the A63, and will link the city’s marina with the southern end of Princes Dock.

Working on behalf of main contractor Interserve, the bridge is being supplied and installed by S H Structures. It is currently being assembled offsite close to its final location, prior to being moved into position using self-propelled modular transporters.

The bridge has dramatic feature canopy, which is formed from complex double curved plate and acts with the arch structure to support the suspended deck.

The canopy also provides sheltered viewing balconies at each end of the bridge, which will offer views across the city and waterfront.

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