Balfour begin next phase of bridge restoration


Balfour Beatty will start the next phase of restorative works on the A63 Myton Swing Bridge in Hull. 

Image of the Myton Swing Bridge.
Credit: National Highways.

The firm is working with National Highways (NH) on major repair works at Myton Swing Bridge, which carries the A63 over the River Hull. 

The bridge is owned by NH and is routinely maintained by Hull City Council. 

NH expects these repairs to reduce the number of unplanned repairs on the structure in the future. 

Initial repair works began in November 2022 and are due to complete this Autumn. 

Full scope

Myton Swing Bridge is 32m wide and is less than half a mile long, it carries two lanes in each direction. 

The bridge was built in 1979, but has since experienced faults that require repair work. 

This phase of work will involve resurfacing, bridge joint work, waterproofing, and barrier and lighting improvements.

Balfour will carry out these works throughout June and July. 


Myton Bridge is now in its fifth decade and like all structures, it needs maintenance to keep traffic running on it smoothly and safely. The scheme will improve safety and help to reduce the number of unplanned repairs on the bridge in the future,” said National Highways project manager Elvis Agbodo. 

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