In the east of England, the town of Lowestoft took delivery of the final span for its new Gull Wing Bridge.

The final bascule for the Gull Wing Bridge arrives in Lowestoft. Credit: Farrans.

Contractor Farrans is constructing the bridge on Lake Lothing in Lowestoft for Suffolk County Council. The site has previously taken delivery of sections of the approach viaduct weighing a total of 403t (link opens in new tab).

The final bascule span measures 39.5m long, 22m wide and 35m tall. The 750 tonne steel span will be stabilised by 370 tonnes of ballast during installation. When complete, Gull Wing will be the world’s largest rolling bascule bridge lifted with hydraulic cylinders.

Gull Wing, which will open later this year, is the second of two moveable bridges being built in East Anglia. The first, the Herring Bridge in Norfolk, opened last month (link opens in new tab).