A New Era for Poole
Around 2,000 spectators gathered to watch the grand opening ceremony of the Twin Sails Bridge, on Friday the 9th of March 2012. A flotilla of stunning boats passed through the bridge, including a Sunseeker Predator 84, to commemorate the official opening of the new bridge. Evening entertainment was provided for the crowds, including a musical accompaniment from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Her Majesty's Royal Marines Collingwood band.
Live music and street entertainment commenced later in the evening on the quayside, culminating in a grand finale fireworks display, which brought the celebrations to an end well into the night. The ceremony took place to mark the conclusion of a 40-year dream for a second Poole Harbour crossing.