Work to continue at Great Yarmouth’s £121m Herring Bridge

Work on Great Yarmouth’s £121m Third River Crossing will recommence 8th Jan.

Workers involved in the construction of the town’s mammoth infrastructure project – known as the Herring Bridge – will return on Monday 8th Jan.

The development, which began in January 2021, reached a major milestone at the end of November when the bridge opened to river traffic.

While an opening date for road traffic is still yet to be announced, the project’s completion has been repeatedly pushed back. Progress stalled in February last year due to the discovery of an unexploded Second World War bomb and in July due to the presence of a vole burrow.

And wet weather, the need to change the order of some of the work, moving utility pipes, and the revamp work at Harfreys junction have further delayed the opening.

The crossing will link the A47 at Harfreys roundabout to the town’s port and the enterprise zone on the other side of the River Yare.

The Department of Transport gave £98m towards the cost of the bridge, with Norfolk County Council covering the rest.

By James Weeds at Great Yarmouth Mercury

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