Homeowners in Norfolk threaten to sue council over new bridge after homes flood

Herring Bridge being constructed over the River Yare
The Herring Bridge over the River Yare has been blamed for the extended periods of flooding some homeowners (Image credit: Google Earth)

The Herring Bridge has been blamed by some residents for the extensive flooding some have suffered in Norfolk.

The bridge, which was officially opened November 27, was built over the River Yare to ease traffic congestion and was only opened on the November 27, but locals have blamed it and its construction for the floods in the surrounding areas, which has made surface water drainage impossible.

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