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Adur Ferry Bridge opening

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HRH The Duke of Gloucester officially unveiled the bridge in front of a packed crowd at Coronation Green.

The Duke pressed the button to close the swing bridge, before leading the throng of people over to Shoreham Beach.

He was greeted by a gathering of school children from Swiss Gardens Primary School, Buckingham Park Primary School and St Nicholas and St Mary's CofE Primary School.

He said: "It is a great honour for me to come to Shoreham on this beautiful sunny day and have the very pleasant task of declaring your new Adur Ferry Bridge open.

"Clearly it is an important part of the infrastructure to this town and to the beach.

"I am sure it will be greatly admired by the tourists who come here to enjoy the benefits of Shoreham."

The swing bridge, which crosses the harbour to connect Shoreham-By-Sea to Shoreham Beach, is for pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooter users to use.

Built by West Sussex County Council contractor Osborne, it replaced the old Shoreham Footbridge which spanned the River Adur for 91 years.

You can watch a video, Adur Ferry Bridge swinging into action, that charts the development and building of the new bridge.

If you have any queries about Adur Ferry Bridge or have any issue to raise, please get in touch and we will arrange for a member of the team to contact you.

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Supporting documents

  • A selection of images of the Adur Ferry Bridge under construction.


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