Plans are progressing for major restoration of the Corporation Road Bridge.
The tendering period for the work is now over and the tender review process is now underway.
A number of contractors have submitted bids to carry out the work and these are currently under review. Following which the contract will be awarded in the coming weeks.
Work is expected to start at the end of March 2022 and last up to 18 months.
Once appointed, details will be released of the contractor, start date of restoration work and information regarding detour routes while the bridge is closed.
The refurbishment of the Corporation Bridge is a £4.967m program – funded by £2.967m from the Department for Transport, £1.83m set aside by the council and a further £170,000 from the local transport.
Known for its stature and visual symbol of the town’s roots, the bridge is part of the Grimsby Heritage Action Area. The area covers a 2.5 km stretch from 17-19 Wellowgate to the Kasbah and has been designated specially because it contains historic buildings and structures.
Engineers are working closely with Historic England and others to ensure the bridge will be fit for purpose and benefit residents of North East Lincolnshire.
The council is working closely with Historic England to ensure the work meets its listed bridge requirements.