Floating bridge to be out of action

By a County Press reporter

Monday, March 24, 2014


THE floating bridge will be out of action from Monday, April 7, while it undergoes its annual refit and inspection by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

The Isle of Wight Council said it expected the work would take about a week, depending on the progress of the inspection.

Island firms The Forge and Seatek Engineering have been commissioned to carry out the refit.

A passenger launch, which can carry cyclists, will operate between Cowes and East Cowes and there will be diversions via Newport will be in place for motorists.


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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

27th March 2014, at 11:32:45

Lets face it Mr Steve Smith the initiative would probably come from the likes of Bob and David and certainly not from the "Head in the sand Local Authority".

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by terry gibbins

25th March 2014, at 19:52:53

put it in the boat museam,
or bridge museam.
then build a grown up bridge, like on the big island up north.

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by david stubbings

25th March 2014, at 17:58:46

cheers Steve,
may well take you up on that- team work and forward thinkers that's what I like!!!!!
Robert a tunnel would be better, your right, if it can come out at Yaverland that would be smashing!

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by Steve Smith

25th March 2014, at 09:28:42

David & Robert,

There are shovels and spades in my shed, you are welcome to use them anytime you want to make a start!

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25th March 2014, at 09:14:34

REF David Stubbing
I totally agree except for one thing.

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by david stubbings

24th March 2014, at 20:43:47

for the love of god
build a bridge over the medina
then carry on over the Solent
S I M P L E S ! ! ! ! !

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by Colin Barton

24th March 2014, at 20:29:38

Only disadvantage will be the chip shops and any junk foods.t/a.way'
Are we bothered in Cowes!

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by Colin Barton

24th March 2014, at 20:24:03

Great news, do not provide a passenger launch,unless they pay more than 50p each. can then keep the divide!

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by T Rollingsworth

24th March 2014, at 16:45:51

Also known as "paint over the rust week"

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