The new Fen Bridge

The bridge was removed by Suffolk County Council in January, having been closed to pedestrian and river traffic since 2020.

Fen Bridge has been used as a crossing over the River Stour for centuries, as part of the public footpath network and an earlier bridge was used by painter John Constable as part of his route to school.

The bridge has been a visible landmark for our passengers but in 2020 it was closed both to walkers and river user could not navigate underneath it due to structural instability concerns.

The installation of the new bridge took place on September 2022 with cranes lifting the 15.8 tonne, 24.2m long structure into place.

Fen Bridge – Before replacement (left) and After replacement (right)

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