Bridge and boom at Scarboroough's outer harbour to be removed today; area will be closed to the public as work takes place
The bridge and boom in the Outer Harbour of Scarborough are being removed this afternoon.
Lighthouse Pier and the end of the East Pier will be shut to the public while the work takes place.
It will begin at around noon and is expected to last several hours.
The work is being carried out by a team from Scarborough Borough Council, with Hall Brothers cranes and a rope access team from High Peak Geotechnical Ltd.
The boom and bridge are removed each year (usually around Easter) to allow vessels to easily access the Outer Harbour and then reinstalled in the Autumn to offer protection from winter storms.
A message from the editor
Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.
In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.
Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the highest standards in the world. The dramatic events of 2020 are having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers and consequently the advertising that we receive. We are now more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news by buying a copy of our newspaper.