Work starts on pier footbridge

Work begins on the west pier extension bridge
Work begins on the west pier extension bridge

WORK started at first light yesterday morning on a temporary footbridge to the West Pier extension.

Scarborough Borough Council contractors DNC Scaffolding began assembling the 120cm-wide walkway, which will span the existing structure without putting any pressure on it.

Work is expected to continue today and possibly into tomorrow before the bridge is opened to the public and access to the pier extension is restored. The temporary measure is being paid for out of Whitby Harbour Board reserves while SBC considers tenders for a more permanent solution.

Chairman of Whitby Harbour Board, Coun Mike Cockerill, said: “It is pleasing to see work start on installing the temporary walkway linking the West Pier to the extension and I’m sure it will be welcomed in Whitby by locals and visitors to the town.”