Floating Bridge service rescheduled

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, March 7, 2013


PLANS to take the Cowes to East Cowes floating bridge out of action for an annual inspection at the same time as major roadworks in Newport have been rescheduled by the Isle of Wight Council.

The Isle of Wight Council said this morning (Thursday) it would delay the floating bridge annual inspection until April 15.

It was originally due to start on March 18, however that sparked criticism it could add to significant disruption caused by roadworks in Newport, in place because of a major gas main service and works by Southern Gas.

The inspection is expected to last five days, during which time a passenger launch will be in place that can also be used by cyclists.

Diversions will be in place for motorists.


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by kevin froment

9th March 2013, at 07:50:32

i bet one of them has a meeting to get to or a boat to catch and realised that if everything was closed down in cowes, he/she wouldnt be able to get there, i refuse to believe they are doing it for the electorate

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by Peter Lewis

8th March 2013, at 14:29:55

At least they listenend.

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by Jon saln

8th March 2013, at 07:21:13

Just goes to show that the council planners are not in touch with what is happening on the streets.

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by neil jacks

7th March 2013, at 17:19:32

No Jim, I meant simpson and I think it was DOH! Think he was last seen entering county hall.

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by Jim Buchanan

7th March 2013, at 10:10:14

“Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.”

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by neil jacks

7th March 2013, at 09:59:15

What was it Homer said....

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by Mike Crowe

7th March 2013, at 09:21:41


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by Mike Crowe

7th March 2013, at 09:20:04

In defence Tom, some of the obvious things don't hit you straight in the face. I am involved with the redevelopment of J.S.Whites and thought that the first presentation was superb and what a wonderful idea, but at the presentation on Tuesday, lots of people had lots of input with ideas I hadn't had and during discussions, I raised points they hadn't thought of!

Views. Half full or half empty?

I think it is in Gombrick where you can see one thing but it is something different to different people. A sketch ... an old hag or a beautiful girl? I will see if I can find it and put the link up

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by Tom Spragg

7th March 2013, at 09:13:04

Quite Mike, but why does it take these columns and comments to persuade Council Officers to do what anybody with two brain cells would have done in the first place?

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by Mike Crowe

7th March 2013, at 09:06:44

Just goes to show these columns and comments are read ;-)

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