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Go ahead given for Poole Harbour bridge

The final funding package for the proposed 'Twin Sails' bridge project for Poole Harbour has been secured by the Borough of Poole and construction is now expected to go ahead in Autumn 2009 once contractors are appointed.

The opening bridge is designed by consultants Gifford with Wilkinson Eyre Architects and Bennetts Associates. The project is a much-needed second crossing for Poole Harbour, linking Poole with Hamworthy and part of a larger £40 million scheme to alleviate road congestion and open up a former power station site to a programme of regeneration.

A key objective of the bridge is to spur regeneration of redundant brownfield land and create new housing, employment and other economic opportunities. The final £10 million needed to secure the project came from the South West Regional Development Agency as part of the Government’s new regional infrastructure funding mechanism.

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