Replacement of chain ferry to be delayed

By Emily Pearce

Saturday, January 19, 2013

 

Replacement of chain ferry to be delayed

The Cowes floating bridge.

THE Cowes floating bridge will not be replaced for another two years.

The Isle of Wight Council had previously set aside £3 million in the 2012/13 capital budget to replace the ageing vessel, but has now deferred the project until the 2015/16 financial year.

Council leader Cllr David Pugh said the vessel would last until then and the authority would not spend money unnecessarily.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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