Update on bridges – 30 April 2013
Oulton Broad lifting road Bridge ( Mutford Lock) – Not operational
Please note that due to accidental impact by a vehicle the bridge is currently not able to lift. Engineers are currently working to rectify the problem. Vessels able to pass through the bridge hole without a lift will still able to pass through. We will update this as soon as we receive any information.
Trowse Bridge - Not operational (but can be opened at very restricted times, see below)
Network Rail have informed us that the current testing has been exhausted without achieving reliable operations of the bridge. Outside contractors are now being sought to rectify the reliability problems. Due to the fact that the bridge has been out of action for sometime Network Rail have agreed that they are willing to swing the bridge manually by bringing in Plant staff when required. Due to the frequency of London trains and the time it takes to operate a swing manually the bridge can be opened on a Sunday at 09:05 and any night between 02:00 – 04:00 provided 7 days notice has been given to allow for Plant staff to be on site. Openings within these times can be arranged by contacting Network Rail through their Area Incident Control Centre. This is manned 24/7 and they will then pass on the request to the Ipswich Distribution & Plant team for a response.
Navigation Restrictions due to Powerboat Racing on Oulton Broad 2013
(3 of 2013) Note that vessels may be temporarily restricted and regulated in their movement in the vicinity of the power boat racing circuit at Oulton Broad during the 2013 summer season please see notices to mariners
Broads water users urged to "Check Clean Dry"