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.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 10:00 am

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.

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Picture courtesy of Scarborough Council

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.

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