Shoreham Footbridge design submitted by West Sussex County Council

The new Shoreham Footbridge design
The new Shoreham Footbridge design

A NEW design for the Shoreham Footbridge has been put forward by West Sussex County Council today (Thursday, September 1).

The design was created using feedback from a public consultation.

More than 240 questionnaires were returned during the exercise, held in June.

The new bridge will replace the existing one connecting Shoreham High Street and Shoreham Beach.

Pieter Montyn, county council member for highways and transport, said: “The improved design addresses many of the comments and, in particular, now includes a 1.6 metre high glass panels – or balustrades – supported by stainless steel posts.

“This is instead of a 1.2 metre high steel balustrades.

“The higher glass balustrades have been incorporated into the design to respond to concerns over wind protection while improving the views for all users, particularly small children and those on mobility vehicles.”

The council confirmed the bridge will close for around four weeks at the start of the works while the northern part of the bridge is removed and a temporary link constructed.

A planning application has now been submitted.

County hopes to achieve planning consent in early November. The works should then begin on site early in 2012.