Port of Tilbury thanks community as Fort Road reopens following completion of new bridge

Mick Ferris

Fort Road and the new Fort Road Bridge in Tilbury reopened at the weekend following the successful completion of construction works as part of the Tilbury2 port development.

First over the new bridge were the Tilbury2 community group who enjoyed an open top bus ride over the bridge to mark the official opening.

The road was closed in late March as the existing bridge had to be extended to accommodate the new road and rail link to the Tilbury2 port.

Contractors Graham completed the works with only a minor delay due to the challenges and restrictions faced during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Thanking the local communities for their support during this road closure, John Speakman, Senior Asset Manager from the Port of Tilbury, said: “The reopening of Fort Road and the new bridge is another milestone in the development of our new port, Tilbury2.

“The local communities have been incredibly supportive during these works and we know that the closure of this busy road will have impacted on people’s regular journeys over the past few months.

“I want to express my thanks for their patience and continued support as we build this new port in Tilbury.”

Mick Ferris

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