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New images show what Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing could look like

PUBLISHED: 07:20 17 March 2017 | UPDATED: 11:25 17 March 2017

Yarmouth third crossing. Photo: Courtesy of Norfolk County Council

Yarmouth third crossing. Photo: Courtesy of Norfolk County Council

Courtesy of Norfolk County Council

New images of Great Yarmouth’s third river crossing have been released, as this month’s deadline to submit a business case to government nears.

Yarmouth third crossing. Photo: Courtesy of Norfolk County Council Yarmouth third crossing. Photo: Courtesy of Norfolk County Council

County councillors will hear a report this morning about the transport scheme which could boost the region’s economy by £150m a year.

Plans could get the green light from the Department for Transport by the summer, and are set to be discussed by the county council’s Economic Development and Transport Committee this morning.

It has also been revealed that building work could begin in the winter of 2020 and is scheduled to take two years to complete with the total cost of the scheme being about £120m.

The project could also help deliver 5,000 jobs, attract investment and open up access to the port.

Yarmouth third crossing. Photo: Courtesy of Norfolk County Council Yarmouth third crossing. Photo: Courtesy of Norfolk County Council

A local contribution of 20pc is recommended, in line with the Lowestoft third crossing over Lake Lothing, which has already been approved.

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16 comments

  • don't worry about the bridge having to open.Theres hardly any portships traffic nowadays, as most firms have left the area.The councillors have let this town decline, rents too high, stupid ideas of casinos opening up[on an industrial area of South DenesThey will have to force Albies taxis to relocate, and they are using up most of the area with crap taxis, parked up doing jack s###e,drivers on tax credits just to survive.the towns run down,Brandon lewis won't intervenes he on a nice wage...How much has been wasted on the fictitious computer generated image???The council should be picking up the rubbish strewn about the streets first..

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    clive william trench

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

  • Whatever happened to the legend daisy roots?

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    dan

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • why all the comments as to where the bridge will be? we know where it's going to be just do some research lazy people. The disappointing thing is that it's not going to be high enough to allow boats under without having to open

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    Gorlestonboy7

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • Its all a fictisious picture.Computer generated rubbish.Some wise spark actually thinks it will look like this,get real.Wheres all the rubbish on the streets?Where are the vehicles?what part of town is it going to be in??Where are the homelessdrunksjunkies hanging about?where are the people?How much are these numbskulls paid to generate these images??where are all the ships?O,they must have left as the town is on its knees,lack of business as the road system is rubbish.Brandon Lewis hasn't got a clue..he lives on a different planet than the real people of Yarmouth,He shies away from his responsibilities and won't answer simple questions as to the state of the town..They forgot to add the new big super dooper casino in the picture.where are the punters going to come from?Not europe, as there is no ferry service,look at the picture, i see no ships.!!!!This won't happen,all talk no trouser action....

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    clive william trench

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • I already left a message but its been deleted...This is a fictitious picture,It all looks lovely, where are the people living under the bridge??where is all the rubbish??Do the the people of Yarmouth really believe this will happen?wheres all the new buildings came from??Brandon lewis should do something about the squalor and beggars in town,instead of pretending to be really interested in the new crossing.This has been debated for years,will it ever happen??Look at the ace straight problems with traffic.. Its a disgrace...the councillors promise this,promise that,and nothing really happens.Is there going to compulsory purchase orders on property?If so excellent, let me be in the front of the queue,can't wait to leave the town,but the traffic jams stop me.!!

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    clive william trench

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • Your comment NIck is irrelevant unless you have evidence that port traffic will be to and from from the A12. If port traffic is heading to the A 11, Midlands and north why not use North Quay and Fullers Hill as the heavy traffic used to do in the days when all the major offshore operators were based at South Denes and massive bits of equipment were being moved about. Seems crazy to send traffic via a Gapton Roundabout which is never going to cope unless completely rebuilt with a number of buildings demolished, and a Harfreys roundabout that is not much better with queues between both at the best of times just to use a new bridge. In another article today we see that Yarmouth gets a significant proportion of Norfolk's tourists The majority staying in Yarmouth town itself is that now? Or is it at Vauxhall, North Denes, Caister and Hemsby holiday camps ( and Burgh Castle). In which case a Bure Bridge would make more sense. Then there is the question of just how many people work in Yarmouth and live over the water or vice versa and will be needing to use a bridge at South Denes-which car parks will they be using and which of the predominantly residential or seafront roads will they be using to do that? If this is new money that will not detract from anything else fair enough but if it is going to mean a drain on Norfolk council tax I think it needs more proof to the public that it is what is needed in Yarmouth.

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    FlintinChalk

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • It isn't a case of either a 3rd River Crossing or a dual carriageway Acle Straight - Yarmouth needs both and will get both. The bridge will be a Norfolk County Council project whilst the Acle Straight dualling will be a Highways England scheme.

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    Mick Castle

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • Lowestoft has waited for over 50 years for another bridge so what are the chances of Gt Yarmouth getting approval by the summer?.This government would rather spend billions on the High speed rail link from London to other cities with better rail links than we can ever hope for than spend money in th East.

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    old boy

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • The concept of a third river crossing is an excellent one. It provides a far better link to the new harbour. Infrastructure such as this should be welcomed as it will effect the long term prosperity of GY. Of course there are many other projects that are badly needed and all of us who live in GY are only too aware of the oversight of local projects, such as the Acle straight which should have had far more precedence over less important developments in the surrounding area. NDR, Poswick juction, too name but two.

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    Nick

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • As I have said before, the fact that this bridge is even talked about and now to possibly to be built in 2020 makes you think.. This is obviously proving that our traffic volume will be increasing each year into the future with over 1000 extra house being built locally.. One then thinks why 3 bridges are ever needed for a population of just about 95,000 .. Is there something we have not been told about coming or expected in the future, will the population shoot up nearer 120,000 by 2025 ?. The traffic congestion and parking issues will become a growing nightmare with over 110,000 people wanting to travel about this area on existing roads. Lowestoft is a bad situation that could be even worse in GY in 10 years time. Think about it.... Parking in our local streets is now a massive growing problem and relatives visiting have nowhere to park when they come is many areas. Traffic volume creation slows travel and deliveries and everything else down ... Even Gapton retail park can be a nightmare now. Look back 25 years and you could travel our roads and park with ease. Walking locally may probably be quicker and less stressful in coming years... Happy driving all....

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    Lionel

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • A new river crossing while the Acle Straight is literally falling apart.

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    John L Norton

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • They will be turning the Yare blue, at last. Looks like the kind of thing the our friends at the EU might like to fund.

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    GoodRockinDaddy

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • What an awful image. It gives no information at all about where the bridge will be. If its a lifting bridge as shown then I doubt very much it will look anything like that due to the need for the machinery and counterweights needed.

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    Carol Barnes

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • Am I the only one who questions the value of images that look like they came out of a bad 1990's computer game? They tell us nothing about the bridge nor where it will be.

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    Sleepboot

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • So we are to expect mass clearance of social housing and other buildings at the Yarmouth end of the bridge are we? That's the impression the image gives.

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    FlintinChalk

    Friday, March 17, 2017

  • What an entirely charmless and uninspiring structure. Many town and cities in this country and across the world see a new bridge as a chance to create some character and a new landmark or identity. This just says cheap, nasty and lacking in imagination or any pride for the place. I know GY is a little down at heel at the moment but things can change....this would have been a good place to start. Complete missed opportunity

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    Rushallchap3

    Friday, March 17, 2017

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