Building the Breydon Bridge, June 1985

Photographs of the construction of the Breydon Bridge in 1985
By John Layton

For some time, anybody wishing to travel by road from Yarmouth and Caister to Gorleston had only one option - the much-congested Haven Bridge.

The construction of the Breydon Bridge in June 1985 meant that the travel time was much reduced, along with town centre congestion.

Here are a few photographs showing the construction of the Bridge:

Photo:Crossing the Railway Lines

Crossing the Railway Lines

Courtesy of Peter Parker

Photo:A wider view of the open Bridge

A wider view of the open Bridge

Courtesy of Peter Parker

Photo:Showing some of the materials needed in the construction

Showing some of the materials needed in the construction

Courtesy of Peter Parker

Photo:Showing some of the construction equipment used

Showing some of the construction equipment used

Courtesy of Peter Parker

Photo:Finally 'down and running'!

Finally 'down and running'!

Courtesy of Peter Parker

This page was added by John Layton on 18/12/2007.

Comments about this page

The picture of constuction materials is actualy the pipe yard for Amec offshore.

By Brian Darnell
On 25/07/2008

these pictures are so intresting,but I have a few about I going up 2 years after.

By ben bartlett
On 11/01/2010

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