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Locals react to Lake Lothing Third Crossing design proposal

PUBLISHED: 12:29 23 August 2017 | UPDATED: 12:29 23 August 2017

Picture: James Bass

Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2013

Facebook users have been passing judgement on the proposed designs for Lowestoft's long-awaited third crossing.

The third crossing would be 12 metres above the highest water mark, meaning it would not have to open on a frequent basis. Picture: WSP.The third crossing would be 12 metres above the highest water mark, meaning it would not have to open on a frequent basis. Picture: WSP.

Local people got their first taste of what the new crossing over Lake Lothing will look like on Friday (August 18), after Suffolk County Council released a series of images.

Many have since taken to social media to air their views on the plans, which have been in the pipeline for a number of years.

Some users were sceptical as to whether the bridge will ever actually be built. Jan Darby commented “I’ll believe it when I see it”, whilst Will Pumfrett added “if it ever actually happens...”.

Several people expressed their impatience at having to wait so long for the crossing. Paul Jervis said “could we just have it built instead of looking at pictures”, before Selina Yarrow commented “just build it and quick!!!”.

Many locals are desperate for the crossing to be built so that traffic congestion is eased. Picture: WSP.Many locals are desperate for the crossing to be built so that traffic congestion is eased. Picture: WSP.

Others criticised the design of the crossing, with Graham Elliott stating “why not build it higher then everything need not come to a standstill.” Maria Ann Randell also took issue, asking “why not just build a flyover?”.

Local people will be able to give their feedback online, by post or at public consultation events from September 4 to October 16 2017.

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