Floating Bridge back in service as St Mary’s roadworks begin

The Cowes floating bridge is back just in time, as the start of 15 months of roadworks takes place today.

floating bridge back in service

This morning (30th September) sees the start of 15 months of major roadworks at St Mary’s roundabout in Newport.

The unavoidable disruption for the Island’s commuters will be put to the test this week.

Traffic chaos has been predicted, as drivers wanting to head west along Forest Road will be diverted 3.5 miles through Coppins Bridge, the Matalan Roundabout and some of Carisbrooke’s narrow and congested streets.

Bridge back in use
Users of the Cowes floating bridge will be pleased to hear the bridge is back in service this morning, having been suspended for three weeks whilst more failures of the multi-million pound vessel were fixed.

Monday, 30th September, 2019 9:34am


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3 Comments on "Floating Bridge back in service as St Mary’s roadworks begin"

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Yes but for how long before it packs up again.


Surely it won’t pack up again as we have been assured it is Very Reliable. But anyway we always have the speedy alternative of going via St Mary’s Roundabout so no worries.

Steve Goodman
We have indeed all learned to rely on it’s unreliability. If does manage to work all week, at the Eastern end is a related rare free film opportunity to distract you from worrying about the two plus years folly of the failing floaty and one plus years foolishness of the roundabout removal: ‘Back and Forth’ is a new 45 minute film about E.Cowes, the Island, and the… Read more »