Work has resumed at Great Yarmouth's third river crossing following the discovery of an unexploded bomb.

Construction of the town's new £121m bridge - which will link the South Quay with the A47 at Harfrey's roundabout - came to a halt on Tuesday, February 7, after a worker discovered unexploded ordnance (UXO) while carrying out dredging work at the bed of the River Yare.

Over the following three days over 200 homes were evacuated, and traffic delays were rampant through the town while Norfolk Constabulary and the Army dealt with the device.



A massive boom was heard across the town after the bomb detonated on Friday, February 10 following its discovery. There were no injuries.

A Norfolk County Council spokesperson confirmed the development at the third river crossing's site resumed on Tuesday, February 21 following assessments on the bridge structure and nearby tower crane.

Before construction began at the third river crossing site, Norfolk County Council carried out surveys on unexploded ordnance (UXO) in the area. 

An investigation continues into how the UXO was missed during these surveys.