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Final Work Begins On Whitby East Pier Footbridge

Final Work Begins On Whitby East Pier Footbridge

Published by Karen Liu at 12:09pm 26th February 2020.

The final work is set to begin on Whitby East Pier's footbridge.

A new footbridge, constructed specifically to link Whitby’s East Pier to its pier extension, was craned into position in the early hours of Sunday 23rd February.

Final work, associated with the installation, is now being carried out and once finished, the footbridge will be opened to allow people to walk all the way to the end of the pier extension, a walk that hasn’t been possible since the previous footbridge was removed on safety grounds in 2001.

Whitby East Pier footbridge
Whitby East Pier footbridge
Whitby East Pier footbridge

The footbridge, which weighs 9 tonnes and is 27 metres long, was constructed by Lochshell Engineering in Wick, Scotland, before being transported to Peterhead for surface treatments and delivered to Whitby on 19th November.

It has been funded by the Marine Management Organisation’s (MMO) European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF), Scarborough Borough Council and Whitby Town Council.

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