Residents will get a chance to walk across the new Twin Sails Bridge in Poole on Saturday 25th of February as it opens to the public for the first time.
The first walk will be lead by the Mayor of Poole along with the invited guests and residents. This will be a celebration of the completion of the 20-month construction project, which will be opening to traffic on Monday 27 February.
Poole Rotary Club will also be offering certificates on the day commemorating the opening, the proceeds of which will go towards local community charities.
Cllr Graham Wilson, the Mayor of Poole, said: “I’m really excited that everyone in Poole has the chance to join me and be part of my community Weekend to celebrate Poole’s second harbour crossing.
“I look forward to seeing as many people as possible there.”
Cllr Elaine Atkison, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole, said: “I’m thrilled that Poole’s Twin Sails Bridge is close to completion and cannot wait to walk across it for the first time.
“It is a stunning symbol of the town’s ambitions and will unlock Poole’s regeneration potential for years to come.”
The official opening celebrations will be held on Friday 9 March 2012, which is the anniversary of the opening of Poole’s first bridge in 1927. The first 2 hours of the celebration will be held in Hamworthy, and will then continue onto Poole Quay.
The Mayor of Poole added: “We are pleased that celebrations are then continuing on Poole Quay and would urge everyone to join us for an evening of entertainment.”
This landmark structure stretches across the Backwater Channel providing an additional road link between Poole Town and Hamworthy.