19 October 2004
A groundbreaking ceremony has taken place to mark the start of Indian River Inlet Bridge in Sussex County, Delaware. "The new bridge will be the longest single concrete arch cable-supported bridge in the world,' Delaware Department of Transportation secretary Nathan Hayward III told the 800 people gathered for the celebrations. Severe tidal conditions affect the existing bridge's foundations and so the replacement will cross the inlet in a single 300m span without any river piers. The design is by Figg Bridge Engineers.