Council to bin plans for Foster & Partners' bridges as costs spiral

fFoster & Partners' proposal for the Orwell Crossing

Suffolk authority has already spent £8m but now says it cannot afford proposed crossings

Suffolk council is set to scrap plans for the construction of a trio of bridges designed by Foster & Partners after failing to secure enough funding.

The original cost for three bridges crossing the River Orwell at Ipswich had been put at £97m, but a report by engineer Jacobs said the real price could reach £140m.

The council appealed to bodies including the transport department, the Treasury and local businesses to raise the extra cash.

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