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Middlesbrough approves new swing bridge

10 Sep 14 Middlesbrough Council has approved plans for construction of a new £4.5m swing bridge across the River Tees.

Middlehaven Dock bridge
Middlehaven Dock bridge

The new road bridge will give access to the Middlehaven Dock regeneration site and pave the way for further development on the 100ha site.

It will replace a footbridge that was installed following the removal an earlier swing bridge by the Teesside Development Corporation.

Construction is expected to start in spring 2015 and will take a year to complete.

The bridge and associated improvements will complete the road network serving the north of the town, connecting Greater Middlehaven and Riverside Park with an east-west spine road running parallel to the A66 and linking directly to it at either end.

The development will also create further opportunities for the regeneration of the Dock as a marina and centre for water sports and general recreational and leisure use, the council said.

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