The event is a site visit to the Gull Wing Bridge at Lowestoft . The bridge will bring better movement around Lowestoft, and an improved connection between the north and south of the town as well as benefitting the local area from an economic point of view.
By making Lowestoft easier to move around, existing businesses should benefit from an increase in trade and new businesses should be attracted to the area.
During the construction phase, as well as once the bridge is completed, the project will create new jobs, apprenticeships, and will work with local schools.
Construction work on the Gull Wing began in the Spring of 2021. Preparation work commenced in February 2021, with pilot drilling taking place to confirm locations of utilities such as water and gas pipes.
The official “ground- breaking” for the project was announced on 22 March 2021 with a special video.
Programme of works
-Spring 2021 Start of Works
-Late Spring 2021 First permanent works land piling
-Early Summer 2021 Start of Marine works
-Summer 2021 Start of Marine piling
-Early/Mid 2022 Build over the railway
-Mid 2022 Erect the southern approach
-Early/Mid 2023 Installation of bascule section of the bridge
-Mid/Late 2023 Opening of the bridge
for further details see https://www.farrans.com/project/gull-wing-lowestoft/ and
Due to the nature of this visit, numbers are limited and attendees are requested to bring their own full PPE-(hard hat, high-vis vest and trousers, glasses, gloves, boots) .However, there may be limited supplies available on site.
Please also note that as place are limited registration is essential and open to members of The Pipeline Industries GUild only. Proof of membership may be requested.