Floating Bridge going out of service for ‘improvement’ trials on Thursday

A replacement foot passenger launch will be in operation during this period.

floating bridge suspended

The Isle of Wight council share this latest news. Ed


The Cowes floating bridge will be out of service on Thursday 21 March from 12 noon to 5pm to enable Wight Shipyard to undertake trials to inform further improvements to the operation of the vessel.

The trials will focus on maintaining a minimum depth water over the vessel’s chains at all states of the tide.

A replacement foot passenger launch will be in operation during this period.

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motty
Progress at last perhaps. Now , when and how are people responsible going to be held properly to account for this? In publicly available format, with appropriate consequences – acceptable not just to a select few, but acceptable to tax payers and voters. Please can someone actually answer this? No excuses, bluff or spin, we have tons of that already. This is in the public interest. It’s… Read more »
tracy

The Floating Bridge – A license to sink money!

hotpotato
I’m sure I’ll be punished for mentioning this again, but a cut and cover tunnel on the site of the floating bridge would be a far better solution. Cut-and-cover tunnels are comparitivly cheap to build. It would have lower running costs than the existing ferry. It would cause far less disruption. There is room to build it with very little impact on existing buildings and infrastructure (it… Read more »
odavido

no doubt lessons will be learned