Stunning new aerial images have showcased the significant progress made in the construction of the £126.75m Gull Wing bridge in Lowestoft.

The impressive images show the scale of the development at the site of the long-awaited third crossing.

With the new aerial photos showing progress on the Gull Wing third crossing at the construction site in Lowestoft, they have been captured by aerial photographer Mike Page.

Earlier this month the final two southern side sections of the crossing arrived at the construction site on Lake Lothing in Lowestoft from Belgium.

The steel structures, weighing more than 470 tonnes, have now been lifted into place meaning that all the Southern Approach Viaducts have now been put in place to form the complete Southern approach prior to its opening.

Lowestoft Journal: The scale of the development and progress made on the Gull Wing third crossing in Lowestoft. Picture: Mike PageThe scale of the development and progress made on the Gull Wing third crossing in Lowestoft. Picture: Mike Page (Image: Mike Page)

This week, a Gull Wing Bridge spokesman said: "Now that all the Southern Approach Viaducts are in place and the lifting cranes have been demobilised, preparatory work can commence, starting first with the installation of the scaffolding and safe working platforms."

Set to transform how traffic moves around the town, the multi-million pound development is due to open in 2023.

The Gull Wing bridge will provide an essential link from Waveney Drive (south) to Denmark Road and Peto Way (north) of Lake Lothing in Lowestoft.

Construction work started on the much-needed third crossing over Lake Lothing in spring 2021.

With leading building and civil engineering contractor Farrans Construction overseeing construction works on the Gull Wing, on behalf of Suffolk County Council, the bridge is due to open in 2023.

Once open, it will reduce traffic congestion in Lowestoft, help to regenerate the area and attract new investment for the local economy.

Aerial photographer Mike Page captured the striking new photos that show the ongoing progress on Wednesday, May 17.