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Landmark swing bridge at Shoreham
3:00pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
A landmark swing bridge will soon be opened at Shoreham.
The Adur Ferry Bridge will allow pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooter users to reach the town centre from Shoreham Beach.
The old footbridge has disappeared after 91 years following six weeks of demolition work.
West Sussex County Council’s contractor Osborne arranged for old bridge to be removed in stages.
A barge in the River Adur was used to transport the material down to Shoreham Port.
The bridge is on course to open to the public before the end of September.
County Council cabinet member for highways and transport, Pieter Montyn, said: “The sight of the Adur Ferry Bridge spanning both sides of the harbour – without the old structure spoiling the view – is wonderful to behold.
“It was also impressive to witness the demolition of the old bridge being done so quickly and efficiently.”
Osborne spokesman Paul Reader said: “We are delighted that the demolition of the old bridge went so smoothly, thanks to the skill of our specialist contractor Gilpin Demolition.
“With the old bridge now gone, you can really appreciate the new structure in its full glory.”
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