As part of the current trial period to look at potential ways to improve the performance of the floating bridge, it has been identified during routine maintenance that four guide wheels* would benefit from being replaced with toughened steel wheels, to increase durability.
As a result, in order for this to take place, the floating bridge will be out of service this week, from tonight, on the two following evenings:
Wednesday 10 January – 7pm to 10.30pm
Thursday 11 January – 7pm to 10.30pm.
The replacement foot passenger launch will be in operation on both evenings until 10.30pm.
*The guide wheels guide the chain through the chain trough, onto the main drive wheels and then back out of the vessel.