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Herring Bridge shortlisted for two NCE Bridges Awards 2024


Herring Bridge in Great Yarmouth, which was delivered by BAM Farrans JV for Norfolk County Council, has been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s NCE Bridges Awards, including Team of the Year and Road Bridge of the Year.

This was one of Norfolk’s most significant infrastructure projects in recent years and it officially opened in February.

The construction stage started in January 2021 with the accommodation, enabling and demolition works. This was followed by the in river marine works and construction of the approach embankments which support two underpasses and the bascule bridge. The local road network has been upgraded with a five-arm roundabout and dual carriageway.

The scheme was delivered in a live and operational marine port, with commercial and residential properties along the approaches to the river crossing. An extensive stakeholder engagement campaign was managed throughout this project to ensure minimal disruption to local residents and businesses.

The bridge links the A47 at Harfrey’s roundabout to the port and the enterprise zone on the other side of the river.

Since opening it has eased traffic congestion on the town’s roads, shortening journey times and improving journey reliability, as well as supporting wider plans and work to maximise investment, regeneration and economic growth opportunities in the town and wider borough.

Find out more about this project here.