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The Adur Ferry Bridge - Shoreham footbridge

The Adur Ferry Bridge opened to the public after a Royal visit on 13th November 2013 - see:

The Shoreham footbridge connects from from the A259 Shoreham High Street / Brighton Road (opposite the end of East Street) to Lower Beach Road on Shoreham Beach. It provides a useful link for pedestrians and cuts about 1.5 miles off the alternative route via the main roads.

It has been replaced with a new footbridge, The Adur Ferry Bridge, which was opened to the public by HRH The Duke of Gloucester on 13th November 2013.

Information about The Adur Ferry Bridge can be found below:

See also on our website:

Videos on external websites:


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About the enhancements for Ferry Road and the Lower Beach Green car park

An exhibition showing the proposed enhancements for Ferry Road and the Lower Beach Green car park was held in October 2012.

Comments were invited as part of a consultation on the project. This consultation period is now closed.

Information about the scheme is still available below:

If you have any comments you should send them to:

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Before, during and after images of the bridge

Shoreham footbridge before works started ...

Original footbridge over the River Adur

Artist's impression of what the new footbridge will look like once it is completed ...

Footbridge over the River Adur - artist's impression of the new bridge

The new 'Adur Ferry Bridge' nearing completion (July 2013) ...

Footbridge over the River Adur - the new 'Adur Ferry Bridge' nearing completion

The completed 'Adur Ferry Bridge', now open to the public (December 2013) ...

Footbridge over the River Adur - the completed 'Adur Ferry Bridge' - now open to the public (credit - Gemma Collins)

'Adur Ferry Bridge' - sign on bridge (credit - Gemma Collins)

For final photos of the new bridge, the opening ceremony with HRH The Duke of Gloucester and the evening's fireworks display see:

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Up to date news

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For the most up to date news about the Shoreham footbridge project please refer to the following pages on the West Sussex County Council (WSCC) website:

See also news releases and information about the footbridge:

  • Adur Ferry bridge - news about the glass panels

Videos showing the building of the new footbridge at Shoreham-by-Sea are available to view:

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Update on the southern entrance of the Adur Ferry Bridge and the Shoreham Renaissance project

The £550K development of the southern entrance of the new Adur Ferry Bridge is coming along although there have been some delays in getting this last part of this Shoreham Renaissance project, started in 2006, underway.

A draft scheme has been drawn up which involves improvements to the car park and the public realm and will be on public display as soon as possible in the New Year. The final scheme will have to be agreed by our partners, West Sussex County Council Highways and the Environment Agency.

All local businesses in the immediate vicinity have been contacted, and will again in the New Year.

An information board will be placed on site, again in the New Year, to keep everyone up to date.

We envisage the final design will be completed for tendering by March/ April 2014 with a June start on site.

Artist's impression of Riverside car park

See also:

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History of the footbridge project

The Connect2 bid by Sustrans was launched to transform not just this area, but communities throughout the UK. In total there were 79 proposed schemes trying to win a share of the £50 million lottery grant where Connect2 would make a real difference. Each Connect2 scheme was inspirational in design, but sensitive both to the needs and character of the area. For more information see the:

The Connect2 bid by Sustrans competed with three other organisations for £750,000 towards a new footbridge in Shoreham, a share of the lottery millions. These were the Eden Project, Sherwood Forest and the Black Country Urban Park.

The Connect2 bid by Sustrans would aim to build bridges, foot and cycle paths, and even reinstate a ferry giving people easier and healthier access to their schools, workplaces, shops parks and countryside.

To find out more about the:

Each of the bids were highlighted in programmes on ITV in the week commencing 3rd December 2007. The Connect2 bid by Sustrans was featured on 4th December 2007.

Telephone voting took place between 7th and 10th December 2007. The winner, Connect2 by Sustrans - with more than 40% of the vote, was announced on 12th December 2007.

The aims of the local Shoreham Footbridge Connect2 project:

  • To renew the narrow Shoreham footbridge, improving the pedestrian/cycle connections from the beach to the town centre, Shoreham Station and other local destinations including schools.
  • To enhance people's quality of life and create such a direct and convenient network of routes that walking and cycling will become the natural way of covering many journeys in this area.
  • To connect to and further enhance the east to west coastal route which extends as far as Worthing.

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Name chosen for the new bridge

After a public vote, the new bridge will be called The Adur Ferry Bridge. The results were 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

For more information please see:

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