Yesterday morning (8 April 2018) we experienced a technical problem on Poole Bridge which caused damage to two of the safety gates. For safety reasons the bridge was closed to all road users and was left in its raised position to allow continued access for mariners.
We are investigating the circumstances surrounding the fault. In the meantime the bridge will remain closed to road traffic until we can identify the cause and carry out appropriate repairs. The pedestrian and cycle paths are fully open for use by the public, and the normal lifting schedule has been resumed.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We would encourage road traffic to use the Twin Sails Bridge which is operating as normal.