Lake Lothing Third Crossing

New opening bridge providing a vital road, cycle and pedestrian connection across the waterway, reducing traffic congestion and promoting waterside regeneration in Lowestoft. Working within WSP’s multi-disciplinary team Matter were architectural design adviser for the wider bridge project and concept architect for the control tower.

The bridge creates a distinctive new landmark on the horizon, with a 35m span rolling bascule central section that opens to allow port shipping to pass. As well as a two-lane highway it includes generous pedestrian and cycle paths and landscaped areas at both approaches. The control tower, clad in coloured and patterned stainless steel, includes a raised control room for bridge operation as well as plant for the opening mechanism. Sheltered below the cantilevered control room, a public deck provides views and display area.

Client: Suffolk County Council

Cost: £92m

Status: Current

Team: WSP, Matter, KGAL