Grimsby Development Takes Shape With New Linkspan Bridge

Wed, 23 January 2013

Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Port of Grimsby recently took delivery of the specially designed linkspan bridge that will form part of the port’s £26m Grimsby River Terminal currently in development.

The linkspan arrived at the Port of Grimsby ready for installation by heavy-lifting experts Mammoet on the crane barge Mammoet Amsterdam. The pontoon, which is currently under construction on the River Tyne, will be delivered in April.

John Fitzgerald, ABP Port Director Grimsby & Immingham, said: “It’s great to see this exciting phase in the development of the Port of Grimsby take shape with the addition of this new linkspan. The new terminal is on course to secure Grimsby’s position as the UK’s leading car import facility.”

Appointed main contractor GRAHAM confirms that the development is on schedule and the first vessels are expected to berth at the new terminal in the first half of this year.

Gareth McLaverty, GRAHAM Construction Project Manager, said: “The installation of this landmark structure marks a significant milestone in the delivery of the project. We now look forward to completing the new River Terminal and changing the landscape and port facilities on the Humber Estuary”

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