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Orwell Bridge

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Orwell Bridge
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From:  Ipswich
To:  Wherstead
Highway Authority
Opening Date
17 December 1982
£32.4 million
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Concrete
Engineer:  William Halcrow
On road(s)

The Orwell Bridge carries the A14 across the River Orwell and past Ipswich. It was opened in 1982, then numbered A45, and engineered by Sir William Halcrow and partners.

It was opened on 17 December 1982 by David Howell, Transport Secretary, along with the Ipswich Southern Bypass. The bridge had the longest pre-stressed concrete span in the UK.


Orwell Bridge
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Crossings of the River Orwell/Gipping
Newton Bridge • Stowmarket Viaduct • Pickerel Bridge • Stowmarket Link Bridge • Bosmere Bridge • Claydon Link Bridge • Bramford Bridge • Ipswich West Bypass Bridge • Handford Bridge • Princes Street Bridge • Stoke Bridge • Orwell Bridge

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