The Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing, is expected to transform the town, easing traffic congestion and improving links to the port and enterprise zone.
A joint venture of BAM Nuttall and Farrans Construction was selected in January 2019 for the £75m main construction contract for the twin-leaf bascule bridge. Development consent was secured in September 2020.
News of works beginning in early January 2021 follows confirmation from the Department for Transport on 25th November 2020 of a government contribution of £98m for the new bridge. The project is expected to cost £121m overall, with the remainder of funding coming from local sources.
BAM Farrans will begin with the upgrading of William Adams Way and the construction of a new roundabout.
The new bridge is expected to be completed and open to traffic by early 2023.