The Cowes Floating Bridge was out of action once again today (Saturday).
The Isle of Wight council reported the suspension was to allow for the south west prow cable to be changed, after it was identified as starting to part and at risk of failure.
A replacement launch service was in operation since noon and the temporary service continued while repairs were carried out.
The Bridge came back into service at 15.15 today.
The council apologised for any inconvenience caused.
5.30pm 1st May 2021 – Article updated following resumption of service
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