We hear from the Council today that difficulties in removing the original part have led to delays in the repair schedule.
Cowes Floating Bridge
The Floating Bridge links Cowes and East Cowes, running regularly through the day and much of the evening.
It’s sometimes called the Chain Ferry because it pulls itself both sides of the river on a chain.
In March 2016 the Isle of Wight council commissioned a replacement for the Cowes Floating Bridge (which came into service in 1976), with a new one (£3.2m), with an increased capacity.
The Isle of Wight council officially launched the new Floating Bridge in May 2017, having to withdraw it from service within 48 hours as the front of cars were grounding out when driving off, due to the angles of the new setup being wrong.
Essential maintenance is required.
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