A major road in Norfolk will be closed to unveil a much-anticipated new bridge. 

William Adams Way in Great Yarmouth will be closed to general traffic from both ends on Thursday for the opening of the Third River Crossing. 

It is also known as the Herring Bridge and cost £121m to build. An initial unveiling date in September was postponed after water voles were found near the construction site and a World War Two bomb was discovered in the area.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: The Third River Crossing will open on ThursdayThe Third River Crossing will open on Thursday (Image: Newsquest)

The closure will remain in place for six hours - from 9am to 3pm. Pedestrians will still be able to use the road. 

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An alternative route will be via the A143 Beccles Road, Southtown Road and Pasteur Road.

The opening celebrations will begin at 11am with MP Sir Brandon Lewis unveiling a commemorative plaque and the Rev Canon Simon Ward, from Great Yarmouth Minster, blessing the structure.

A countdown from the control tower will then see the bridge leaves lowered and a procession of vehicles make the first trip across Herring Bridge.