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Hull's King George Dock lock gates in £3m replacement

Repairs to lock gates at King George Dock Image copyright ABP/David Lee Photography
Image caption The gates have been in place for about 50 years, said ABP

Work has started on a £3m replacement of the inner lock gates at King George Dock, in the port of Hull.

The gates have been in place for about 50 years and the work will "improve resiliency", said owners Associated British Ports (ABP).

ABP said the work was due to be completed by the weekend and had been carried out in consultation with customers including ferry company P&O.

The dock was built in 1914 to export coal from Yorkshire pits.

P&O Ferries negotiate the lock gates in daily sailings to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge.

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