The Poole Twin Sails Bridge, in Poole, Dorset, is due to open on the 27th February 2012. The bridge cost £37m.
The first traffic will cross the Twin Sails Bridge in Poole Harbour on 27 February, upon completion of the 20 month project.
The new Poole lifting bridge spans the Back Water Channel between Hamworthy and Poole port, and opens up 26 hectares of brownfield land
Local guests will be invited to join the first group of people to walk across the bridge on Saturday 25 February.
Other residents will also be given the opportunity to cross the bridge on foot before it opens to vehicles.
The bridge deck and lifting leaves are made up of 41 separate sections of steel which have been welded together on site.
The council believes up to 2,000 homes could be built on the brownfield land over the next 10 to 15 years.
Rick McEvoy Photography, Dorset Photographer