Stunning drone photos capture progress of Gull Wing bridge

Drone photos capture progress Gull Wing bridge Lowestoft

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

New drone photos have highlighted the continuing progress of a town's long-awaited third crossing.

Drone photos progress Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

Construction of the £126.75m Gull Wing bridge started in Lowestoft in the spring last year.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

And as works gather pace on both the northern and southern sides of Lake Lothing, these stunning photos capture the progress being made as the bridge will link Waveney Drive to Denmark Road and Peto Way.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

The drone photos were captured by Sonny Ling, an assistant surveyor with East Commercial Chartered Surveyors.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

Mr Ling said: "I work for a commercial property and chartered surveyor practise based in Great Yarmouth, but we regularly carry out work in Lowestoft.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

"On a recent job on Riverside Road - close to where the construction of the third crossing is under way - I was performing a drone survey of the roof of a unit.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

"After completing this, and as I was within distance to get some photos of the progress of the bridge, I took the opportunity to get some good shots."

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

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He added that he was "pleased with the outcome" as it was "perfect weather to take the shots."

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

With Farrans Construction overseeing construction works on the Gull Wing, on behalf of Suffolk County Council, these works include two new roundabouts and road improvement works; ground improvements; eight bridge spans; the construction and fit-out of a control tower and marine works.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft.

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

Opening in mid to late 2023, the bridge - which is more than 100 years in the making - aims to reduce traffic congestion in the town, helping to regenerate the area and attract new investment.

Drone photos Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

The most recent Gull Wing Lowestoft newsletter said: "The beginning of April sees us marking the end of our first year on-site, and what a difference a year makes.

Drone photos Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

"From the demolition of the large sheds where the new Colin Law Way is currently being finalised, to the concrete piers starting to 'grow' out of the ground ready to support the eight-span bridge structure, it is now obvious to observers that we really are delivering this project for Lowestoft."

Drone photos Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

Drone photos Gull Wing bridge Lowestoft

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial

Drone photos progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft

Drone photos have captured the progress of the Gull Wing bridge in construction in Lowestoft. - Credit: Sonny Ling/East Commercial