Whitby Town Is literally falling down whilst Scarborough Borough Council stand by and watch. Our beautiful town, loved by so many from across the UK and worldwide, has been subject to underinvestment and a defunct repair and upkeep policy from Scarborough Borough Council that many parts of the towns heritage (our heritage) finds itself on the brink of collapse into the sea.
Recent emails to Real Whitby from local campaigner Tom Broderick have highlighted how dredging may have caused the collapse of the harbour wall piling of the east side harbour close to the swing bridge.
he bridge, which was built in 1909, has been given a major overhaul to restore its appearance and to reduce the likelihood of breakdowns. The work has included: replacement of the timber fenders and repairs to the timber dolphins that protect the east and west piers of the bridge in the river; the creation of […]
Improvements to Whitby’s historic swing bridge are well under way and repainting of the outside beams is due to finish next Monday. However, high winds and heavy rain followed by freezing temperatures and snow have led to delays. There have been difficulties in completing the repainting of the internal beams over the channel and the […]
North Yorkshire County Council’s £250,000 upgrade of Whitby’s historic swing bridge will begin on Monday, October 1. This work marks the beginning of a £4m package, including a park and ride, designed to reduce congestion in the town and improve life for Whitby’s residents and its ever-increasing numbers of tourists. The bridge, which was built […]
Maintenance work will begin this week on Whitby’s historic swing bridge to prepare for a £250,000 upgrade by North Yorkshire County Council. Long-term maintenance for the bridge has become the responsibility of the county council. Maintenance work is now carried out four times a year in a bid to reduce the likelihood of mechanical failure. […]
After long term campaigning by Real Whitby (Read all about it here), Three years of work on Whitby’s Infrastructure starts this September. The works include: An essential upgrade of Whitby’s historic swing bridge A new park and ride; and Improvements to the Esk Valley rights of way network. The work will begin in September. The […]
Whitby Swing Bridge has suffered a malfunction and remains in the ‘closed’ position. It is open for pedestrians and traffic but unable to open for river vessels at the current time. Engineers have been called and are on the way to rectify the problem
December 21st 2010 – View All Our Whitby Photo Galleries Here Over night low temperatures of -10 in Whitby led to the harbour being totally frozen over this morning. Whitby resembled Siberia today when the whole harbour above the bridge was frozen solid. Its now over 30 years since the harbour was frozen like this […]