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Massive bridge beam lift set for this weekend

Brocklesby

Over the next two weekends 30 giant concrete bridge beams will be lifted into place as part of the construction of a new link road for Immingham Port.

The £88.4M scheme will also see a three-mile section of the A160 between the A180 and the Port of Immingham upgraded to a dual carriageway.

The construction will take place over the A160 near Immingham, and a 15m crane will be used to install the beams which are up to 28m long and weigh up to 76t. Once the beams have been installed, work will begin in the bridge deck. Eventually the interchange will become a roundabout.

Highways England project manager Ben Ridgeon said: “This bridge beam lift is an important construction phase of the Port of Immingham project, which will significantly improve journeys to and from the port.

“The new roundabout at Brocklesby Interchange, where the A160 meets the A180 will increase capacity at the junction and make it easier for drivers to move to and from the main road to the port.

“Our contractor will be using major lifting equipment and it is essential we close the road over two weekends to ensure maximum safety to both road workers and road users alike.”

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