The Swing Bridge and Viaduct still feature the old rails which indicate its recent renovation. The construction of the railway branch line in 1843 saw the viaduct transform the town from a fishing harbour to an international port. It brought trains from the mainline to the quayside. The decline of the rail and sea port began in the 1960s and the railway line was closed in 2014. It has been revived with the Folkestone Harbour Seafront Development Company who are leading a comprehensive project designed to regenerate the harbour area and create a vibrant new seafront for the town. Great views on this historic seaside bridge and viaduct, with lots more to see at including the  Harbour Arm, the Harbour Station, The Custom House and lots more.

Pay & Display - Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system in place.

Picture Credit: © Folkestone Harbour Seafront Development Co.

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