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Additional Bridge Lifts Over Easter Period

Latest News - 13 April 2012

* The current temporary lifting schedule is now extended to the end of April. *

Borough of Poole has agreed to temporary additional weekday bridge lifts between 2-13 April.

The summer lifting schedule comes into operation from 1 April 2012 but following successful discussions with the Bridge Operating Board the council has agreed to three additional lifts during the holiday period.

The Twin Sails Bridge will lift at 8am and 3.30pm and Poole Bridge will lift at 5pm. These lifts will only be Monday-Friday. The weekend summer lifting remains unchanged.

Julian McLaughlin, Head of Transportation Services, Borough of Poole, said: "With the Twin Sails Bridge due to open to traffic in early April, we have been operating the winter lifting schedule to allow operators the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the two-bridge system. With the summer lifting schedule due to start on April 1, we have held discussions with the maritime community who requested some temporary additional lifts. We will continue to monitor the impact the two-bridge system has on the maritime community and traffic flow across the Backwater Channel and appreciate the co-operation of everyone involved."

 

TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENT (2 April to 13 April)

Summer Weekday

Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays)

Twin Sails

Poole Bridge

Twin Sails

Lift 1

Lift 2

Lift 3

05:30

05:45

06:30

06:30

06:45

07:30

07:30

07:45

08:00

 

 

 

09:30

10:00

10:30

10:30

11:00

11:30

11:30

12:00

12:30

12:30

13:00

13:30

 

 

 

14:30

15:00

15:30

 

 

 

Poole Bridge

Twin    Sails

Poole Bridge

16:00

16:30

17:00

18:00

18:30

19:00

19:00

19:30

20:00

20:00

20:30

21:00

21:00

21:15

22:00

22:00

22:15

23:00

23:00

23:15

 

The RED times are scheduled times and the BLUE times are indicative. Mariners are advised that the indicative times could be earlier or later and are therefore advised to be on station soon after the red scheduled lift time.

View the full schedule of lifting times.