New footbridge name announced

S23122H13 Work continues on the final stages of the new Shoreham footbridge
S23122H13 Work continues on the final stages of the new Shoreham footbridge
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THE public has chosen the name for the new Shoreham footbridge.

The announcement that The Adur Ferry Bridge won follows the result of a public vote, which was held over two weeks earlier this month.

A total of 338 votes were cast in total.

A shortlist of six names was drawn up by a judging panel, made up of representatives from Shoreham organisations, for people to vote on.

The names came from a list of suggestions put forward by the public.

The Adur Ferry Bridge will allow pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooter users to reach the town centre from Shoreham Beach.

Pieter Montyn, West Sussex County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “The community has had their say and voted for the Adur Ferry Bridge.

“It received over a third of the vote.

“We would like to thank everybody for taking part in the competition and we look forward to the Adur Ferry Bridge being open in early September.”

The full result is as follows:

The Adur Ferry Bridge – 131 votes.

The Coronation Bridge – 79 votes.

The De Haura Bridge – 64 votes.

The Jubilee Bridge – 39 votes.

The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Bridge – 25 Votes.

Read more in today’s Shoreham Herald.