Aerial photos show the progress of the new Great Yarmouth Bridge


11:13 am November 6, 2021

New aerial photos have revealed how much work has already been done on the new third Great Yarmouth River crossing.

The major two-year project will transform parts of the waterfront area that has previously seen flattened houses and gardens.

The new bridge will help reduce traffic and congestion on Yarmouth roads
– Credit: Mike Page

The last photos show the construction of the foundations of the bridge as well as the new link road and the site roundabout.

The bridge crosses the River Yare just to the south and runs parallel to Cromwell Road.

It then joins South Denes Road on the other side of the river, near the junction with Sutton Road.

Third Great Yarmouth Bridge crossing under construction

Construction work has already changed the landscape of the Great Yarmouth waterfront area after houses and gardens were flattened to make way for the new bridge
– Credit: Mike Page

There, it will feed the existing road network with few modifications.

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It is hoped that the new bridge will reduce traffic jams and travel times. There are also plans to regenerate the Southtown neighborhood with new boardwalks, cycle paths and landscaping.

Aerial photos showing the progress of the third river crossing at Great Yarmouth

The third river crossing project will be completed by early 2023 for one of Norfolk County Council’s most significant infrastructure upgrades in recent years.
– Credit: Mike Page

The new bridge is under construction in Belgium and will be 7m high when completed.

A new image of Great Yarmouth's proposed third river crossing in open position Photo: Norfolk

A new image of Great Yarmouth’s proposed third river crossing in open position Photo: Norfolk County Council
– Credit: Norfolk County Council

The bridge is expected to open in early 2023.

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