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Proposed design for Lowestoft's third crossing unveiled for first time

This is how the new crossing will look. Credit: Suffolk County Council

The proposed design for a third river crossing in Lowestoft has been unveiled by Suffolk County Council.

Funding for the £90m bridge over Lake Lothing was announced by David Cameron's government back in 2016.

Council bosses say the crossing will be high enough to allow the majority of boats to pass under it without having to stop traffic, and plans are also in place for a control tower to be erected nearby.

A public consultation to discuss the proposals is due to begin on Monday 4 September.

Funding for the new bridge in Lowestoft was announced by David Cameron in 2016. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The design of the bridge reflects the forward-thinking attitude of the town and ensures the crossing will be an iconic place in the town alongside its primary role as a route for all road users.

Inspiration has come from the area surrounding the town and industries emerging from Lowestoft.

I’m really impressed with the designs and I believe this has the potential to become an iconic structure not only in Suffolk, but across the country.

– Cllr Colin Noble, Leader of Suffolk County Council