Watch the fascinating moment when Hull’s Castle Street Bridge is lifted into place in an amazing timelapse

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This fascinating timelapse shows a 55-ton walkway being lifted into place in Hull this week after months of construction work. The Emerald Bridge was lowered into its new position across Castle Street on the edge of the city center.

The pedestrian bridge provides a new junction on the A63 arterial route into the city center and is part of a £355 million project to improve infrastructure around Hull city centre. The 37m structure creates a new pedestrian route on the A63, linking Porter Street to St James Street and Hull Harbour.

It now stands atop 500 cubic meters of concrete foundations, while a further 140 tons of steel have been used to build the ramps and stairs. The bridge was lifted into place earlier this week with a 200-ton crane.

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North of the A63, two staircases and seven ramps weighing up to 12 tons have been installed with a 100-ton crane. Driveways and stairs have been installed on the north side, while access to the south side will be realized in the coming weeks.

The bridge is expected to open to pedestrians and cyclists early this summer. National Highways, which are leading the project, said the additional walkway was “an integral part” of the overall Castle Street works.

New green pedestrian bridge being lifted into place on the A63 Castle Street near Hull . city center

Frances Oliver, project manager at National Highways, said: “We are delighted that the Porter Street footbridge has now been safely lifted into place. When open, it will create a fantastic new route offering greater safety for pedestrians and cyclists using the A63 to cross.

“It is an important part of the wider plan to transform this part of the city centre, which will bring huge benefits to Hull in the long term.

“We appreciate that the works have caused disruption to pedestrians and cyclists who had to follow detours to cross the A63 dual carriageway. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone for their patience while this work has been carried out.”

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