Still a visible sign of the port transformation : early September, OAC1 and OAC2 steel decks between the Hoverport and the “Bassin Ravisse” were removed. Both bridges were built in the early nineties to bring passengers from the former Hoverport to board directly SeaCat high speed catamarans operated by Hoverspeed. In 2005 the regular service to Dover was stopped and never resumed from Calais. The bridges were then locked out for many years.
Decks weighing 80 tons were cut in two parts to be lifted by building cranes. All this operation was carried out at night to minimize inconvenience for port customers.