Deep Dive Floating Bridge 6

The most detailed and comprehensive breakdown of the costs of operating Cowes Floating Bridge 6 was shared with News OnTheWight, by the Floating Bridge Stakeholders’ and Engineers’ Group.

Our series of seven articles lays out details of the losses and additional costs.

See the series below.

FB6 deep dive conclusion: Floating Bridge 6 ‘a resounding failure and bottomless money pit’ say stakeholders

floating bridge 6 and seaclear

Here you can find a breakdown of all the investigations on the costs for FB6 – made on the basis of an FOI request by the Floating Bridge Stakeholders’ and Engineers’ Group, who have labeled FB6 ‘A resounding failure and a bottomless money pit’

Wednesday, 18th November, 2020 6:34pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Which companies have been paid how much for ‘Professional Services’ and ‘Other Private Contractors’ for the Floating Bridge: Deep dive #6

arrow cut out of concrete wall

We now have the breakdown for ‘Other Private Contractors’ payment of £383,750 and ‘Professional Services’ of £175,793 for the Floating Bridge

Thursday, 5th November, 2020 6:53pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

FB6 deep dive #5: This is what it costs to run the Floating Bridge service. Here are the last two years of costs broken down

floating bridge 6 in the River Medina approaching East Cowes slipway

We have already published the details of all the Floating Bridge income for the last two years - now we’ve got the last two years’ worth of costs for you - broken down into each section. You might find some figures surprising

Friday, 30th October, 2020 12:10pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

FB6 deep dive #4: Last two years of Floating Bridge ticket earnings revealed

Fifty pound note

If you’ve been wondering ‘How much income has the Floating Bridge been bringing in?’ we’ve got the answers for you

Friday, 30th October, 2020 6:47am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

FB6 costs #3: Not running the Floating Bridge in September led to a loss of nearly £100,000 in just one month

floating bridge suspended sign

Comparing the income and expenses of the Floating Bridge in September and August 2020, News OnTheWight has discovered those two months alone generated massive losses

Thursday, 29th October, 2020 6:45pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

FB6 costs #2: Over £1m paid to Private Contractors and ‘Professional Services’ in just over two years

seaclear holding the floating bridge in place -

Breaking out some of the details, News OnTheWight examines the £1m+ paid to Private contractors and ‘Professional services’ in just over two years. The first of the detailed articles examining the true costs of running Floating Bridge 6

Thursday, 29th October, 2020 2:28pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Huge losses for Floating Bridge 6 revealed in this most comprehensive breakdown of running costs

Floating Bridge 6 with boats in the background

A well-crafted FOI request has extracted the most comprehensive breakdown of the Floating Bridge running costs right up to Sept 2020. Here’s the overview

Thursday, 29th October, 2020 12:45pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments