Cowes Floating Bridge back out of service tonight for essential works

The floating bridge will return to service each morning and run as normal during the day.

floating bridge suspended sign

Essential works which are needed to keep the Cowes floating bridge in operation at this important time are being carried out at night to minimise disruption to the service.

To allow work to be carried out to the vessel’s guide wheels, the service will be suspended at 11pm tonight (27th March), and at the same time tomorrow and possibly Sunday.

The floating bridge will return to service each morning and run as normal during the day.

The vessel has carried fewer than ten people in total after 11pm this week as Islanders heed the government’s ‘Stay At Home, Save Lives’ message.

Friday, 27th March, 2020 4:44pm

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4 Comments on "Cowes Floating Bridge back out of service tonight for essential works"

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Benny C

Maintenance and routine, or essential due to design issues? Silence. If the latter, who should pay? Marine architect, fabricators? Silence. Procurement disaster overseen by Ian Ward, cabinet member of the IOWC. Accountability? Silence. Rotten borough.

walkingwizard
So, more “maintenance”. They forgot to use the word “corrective” which means that it’s broken. This is not routine or else they could have told us about it well in advance. Parts continually wearing more than they should be due to, I suspect, the necessary slack chains, which are like that because the design is too big for this site. We, as council tax payers, will be… Read more »
Rockhopper

IWC announced that the FB was only to be used by blue light and key workers, either on foot or by vehicle. That’s why I haven’t been anywhere near it. Isn’t this the case? Not even GKN employees were going to be allowed to use it! Has this changed?

hialtitude

I think it should be released into the wild so it can seek out the rest of its brethren in a natural environment.