Progression of Great Yarmouth bridge plans
- Credit: Courtesy of Norfolk County Council
Since 2003 Norfolk County Council has invested close to £4m towards a third river crossing for Great Yarmouth,
including £1.1m to identify the preferred crossing type and route and £2.8m to acquire properties and land to safeguard the route.
The route was adopted by the council's cabinet in 2009.
Norfolk County Council says the third river crossing scheme could deliver up to 5,000 jobs and it could add £150m per year to the local economy.
It is said the scheme would reduce congestion by removing 1,000 and 200 vehicles from Haven and Breydon Bridges respectively in peak periods and lead to shorter journey times.
The idea of a tunnel under the River Yare was rejected as it would be more expensive at £180m.
Great Yarmouth hosts more than a third of all tourists staying in Norfolk and Suffolk worth £577million per year locally - a figure that could be boosted with a new crossing.
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