Bridge lifting times

Bridge lifting times

After the first bridge lifts, the second bridge will open as soon as possible.

The first bridge will open again, if required, for returning vessels.

From Monday 11 January, until further notice, the lifting schedule of Poole Bridge and Twin Sails will be as per the schedule below.

 Twin Sails

 7:30am

 Twin Sails

 8:30am

 Twin Sails

 9:30am

 Twin Sails

 11:30am

 Twin Sails

 12:30pm

 Poole Bridge

 1:30pm

 Poole Bridge

 2:30pm

 Poole Bridge

 3:30pm

 Poole Bridge

 4:30pm

 Poole Bridge

 5:30pm


The lifting sequence may not always commence with Twin Sails opening first nor Poole Bridge opening first.

Unscheduled lifts

When hourly lifts are scheduled, the only unscheduled lifts will be under the direction of the Harbour Master, or from commercial vessels longer than 40 metres.

To apply, download the the application form for an unscheduled bridge lift for a commercial vessel.

Mariners need to check the headroom displays at the bridge to judge if they can pass below without the bridge being lifted.

Page last updated: 25 February 2021
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