Requiring an overall steel tonnage of 360t, the bridge spans two waterways and the Seaford to Newhaven railway line. The middle Mill Creek span is 46.7m-long, while the outer spans of the structure are both 37m-long.
The project needed a total of nine pairs of bridge beams to be delivered to site and due to the size of the vehicles needed to transport the components a police escort was required.
A local council spokesperson said: “We are extremely grateful to residents and road users around Newhaven for their patience during these deliveries.
“Our contractors managed to keep disruption to a minimum by using boats for many material deliveries, but the logistics of getting braced pairs of bridge beams measuring up to 46.7m-long to site meant they had to come by road.”
The Newhaven Port Access Road is expected to be completed by autumn this year and will create a direct access to the East Quay. It will form a route to allocated development land, which will open up 80,000m² of business space, allowing the creation of new jobs.
The scheme is being funded by a £10M grant from the Local Growth Fund money through the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and £13.2M from the county council’s capital programme.