Immingham Outer Harbour Development

Spencer Group designed and constructed a road bridge crossing over Killingholme branch lines at the Immingham Harbour, on behalf of Network Rail and Associated British Ports. The new bridge provided wagons with a more efficient access route to the coal stacking area of the port.

Key Project Details

Client Associated British Ports and Network Rail
Duration 39 weeks
Location Immingham Harbour

Project Scope

During the design and construction of the new fixed bridge, Spencer Group were also responsible for providing its approaches, in addition to all associated earthworks, drainage, ditching, fencing, lighting and signage.

We utilised our in-house design team on this project to find the most cost-effective solution for our clients, whilst meeting tight contract dates.

The works involved significant liaison between the Spencer Group, Network Rail and Associated British Ports to construct the new bridge over the Killingholme Branch lines, whilst maintaining access to ABP’s sidings and the access road to Humber International Terminal. A track possession was agreed with Network Rail and ABP during the bridge installation, however all other works were carried out above a live rail line.

The project involved

Design & Construction of a fixed bridge
Live port and rail environment


We closely collaborated with Associated British Ports throughout the project, to ensure our works did not interfere with normal port operations and access to the Humber International Terminal. We have since been contracted by ABP to conduct further works across the ports of Hull, Grimsby, Goole and Immingham, based on our exceptional performance.

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The project involved

Close coordination with ABP and Network Rail
Zero disruption to port and rail operations