Race starts for £75m Great Yarmouth bridge

Aaron Morby 6 years ago
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Norfolk County Council is on the hunt for a contractor to design and build a third river crossing in Great Yarmouth.

New lifting bridge will ease pressure on the seaside town's existing Haven and Breydon bridges
New lifting bridge will ease pressure on the seaside town's existing Haven and Breydon bridges

The lifting bridge will provide a third, more-southerly crossing over the River Yare, creating a new, more-direct link between the western and eastern parts of the East Norfolk coastal town.

Based on present designs the project is expected to cost £70-£75m.  This includes  design, construction and initial operating and maintenance of a new single-span opening bridge with a 50m navigable clearance, carrying a dual carriageway road across the River Yare.

Works also include design and construction of the associated approach roads and junctions.

Firms have until 23 March to complete prequals with formal invitations to bid due to be issued to shortlisted contractors on 20 April.

An application for a development consent order will be submitted in 2019 with construction then due start in 2020 for completion in 2022.

Documents are available from the county council website.

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