The swing bridge had been opened for the ceremony and the Duke then pressed the button to close it, before leading the throng of people over to Shoreham Beach. He was greeted by a gathering of schoolchildren and he spoke briefly to a few of the youngsters before making his farewells and climbing into his waiting car. Adur Ferry Bridge, which crosses the harbour to connect Shoreham town centre and Shoreham Beach, is for pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooter users to use. Built by West Sussex County Council contractor Osborne, it replaced the old Shoreham footbridge, which spanned the River Adur for 91 years. The project was funded by West Sussex County Council, The Big Lottery Fund, cycling charity Sustrans and Adur District Council.
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