Spencer Group has been appointed as contractor and will begin renovation of the lift bridge on 6 February. The 11-month project will include structural works as well as aesthetic improvements.

Corporation Road Bridge, Grimsby

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “As part of its Grade II-listed heritage status, it is important the bridge remains functioning and the mechanics are in full operation to ensure the council is satisfying the statutory obligations.

“Corporation Road Bridge is a key landmark in Grimsby town centre and the heritage action zone. These refurbishment works are going to safeguard this iconic landmark for many years to come and be a key contributor to the ongoing regeneration works in this area.”

Joe DiMauro, project manager for bridges at Spencer Group, added: “We’re delighted to work on a structure in the Humber region which is close to our headquarters in Hull. It means we’ll be able to utilise our local supply chain while drawing on our expertise in this sector. 

“Corporation Bridge is well known to Spencer Group employees and we’ll be able to involve some of our apprentices based in the Humber region, who also played a part in the tendering process. It will be a great experience for them to work with our established bridge refurbishment teams, helping to develop their knowledge and skills in this highly specialised area.”

Corporation Road Bridge will be closed to all vehicles while the works take place. It will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists, except during short periods when the contractor will need to test the lifting mechanisms.