The next sections of a long-awaited third crossing are due to arrive in Lowestoft.

The latest significant milestone in the construction of the £126.75m Gull Wing bridge in Lowestoft will see the final two southern side sections arrive on Wednesday (May 3).

These next two steel sections - the last two South Approach Viaduct (SAV) sections of the bridge - are due to arrive at the construction site on Lake Lothing on a barge from Ghent in Belgium.

It comes after sections 1 and 3 arrived at the construction site in Lowestoft from Ghent on April 23.

Fabricated by Victor Buyck Steel Construction, SAV3 remains on the quayside after being placed on a temporary base while SAV1 was offloaded into position on the Southern Approach Abutment and Pier 1 last week.

The barge featuring SAV2 - which is 30m long and weighs 90 tonnes - and SAV4 - which is 45m long and 381 tonnes - is set to arrive in town before being moored up.

SAV2 will then be offloaded directly onto Piers 1 and 2, before SAV3 is picked up from the temporary base and placed onto Piers 2 and 3.

SAV4 will then be lifted directly from the barge onto Piers 3 and 4.

A Gull Wing spokesman said: "Once in place, a site weld and bolted splices will secure the four sections to each other.

"A concrete pour will then set the viaduct in its final position."

With leading building and civil engineering contractor Farrans constructing the bridge for Suffolk County Council, the spokesman added: "SAV 1 is now in place, with SAV 3 on the deck, the project now looks forward to the final two viaducts to be transported to site.

"SAV 2 and SAV 4 is currently programmed to arrive on Wednesday, May 3."