A ROYAL ceremony has been confirmed for the opening of the new Adur Ferry Bridge in Shoreham.
The Duke of Gloucester will unveil the landmark bridge at an official ceremony on Wednesday, November 13.
Pieter Montyn, county cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We are delighted to announce to everyone the date of the official opening ceremony.
“To have the honour of welcoming the Duke to open such an iconic structure is fitting.
“Thousands of people will benefit from using the Adur Ferry Bridge each day and it will be an asset to the people of Shoreham for decades to come.”
The new swing bridge, which connects Shoreham and Shoreham Beach, will be for pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooter users to use.
West Sussex County Council is still keen to open the bridge to the public before the official ceremony, possibly mid-October.
It has been prevented from doing this so far because the glass supplier, responsible for the glass in the bridge’s balustrade, ceased trading.
Read more in next week’s Shoreham Herald.