Work is finally underway on the new footbridge. By Thursday, the carpark on Riveside Road is closed, as is most of Lower Beach Road. Instead, there’s a new path through the car park:

The new, temporary path to the Shoreham footbridge

The new, temporary path to the Shoreham footbridge

On the other side of the car park, the base of the new Adur footbridge is taking form, as rocks reach out into the river:

The base of the new footbridge appearing in the Adur

The base of the new footbridge appearing in the Adur

And this is how it all looked by Saturday morning:

The first week's work on the new Shoreham-by-Sea footbridge

The first week’s work on the new Shoreham-by-Sea footbridge

Here’s a selection of other images of work in progress:

A surveyor at work on the new Shoreham Beach footbridge

A surveyor at work on the new Shoreham Beach footbridge

The sign marking the closure of the way through Lower Beach Road

The sign marking the closure of the way through Lower Beach Road

Diggers in position on Shoreham Beach

Diggers in position on Shoreham Beach

Rocks reaching into the Adur to form the base of the new footbridge

Rocks reaching into the Adur to form the base of the new footbridge