The US$104 million project will provide a more southerly crossing over the River Yare, creating a more direct link between the western and eastern parts of the East Norfolk coastal town.

The works include the design, construction and initial operation and maintenance of a new single-span opening bridge with a 50m navigable clearance.

Great Yarmouth third river crossing

The bridge will carry a dual carriageway road across the River Yare. Also included in the contract are the design and construction of the associated approach roads and junctions; and associated realignment work for the existing highway.