A town bridge will close to road traffic as it opens up to allow a tug boat to pass through.

Norfolk County Council has warned that Herring Bridge in Great Yarmouth will open today (Saturday May 11) at 1pm to allow a tug towing a large barge to come into the port.

The bridge will remain open for about an hour during the operation meaning those travelling should use an alternate route.

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Eastern Daily Press: Great Yarmouth's Herring BridgeGreat Yarmouth's Herring Bridge (Image: Denise Bradley)The £121m bridge officially opened on February 1 becoming the town's third river crossing, but has since been beset with problems. 

In March, the bridge had to close for investigations after it became stuck on a number of occasions, failing to open.

Graham Plant, Norfolk County Council's lead on transport and highways, said at the time that further issues with the Herring Bridge were not expected but engineers would continue to monitor the bridge's performance as "some initial teething troubles are to be expected on a structure of this complexity".