Adur Ferry Bridge
Open for business
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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