Sandra Nan Hislop Lister 1952 - 2014

Somerleyton Swing Bridge

Important notice - Restriction on openings - Tuesday 30 September 2014

Please note that Network Rail will not be able to swing the bridge between 08:30 to 12:30 on Tuesday 30 September. They need to undertake emergency repairs on the hydraulic accumulator and associated  hydraulic pipework. The bridge opening will remain clear for those vessels that can normally access the bridge without the bridge swinging.

Reedham Swing Bridge
Restricted openings – Thursday 24 September 2014
We have just been informed by Network Rail that due to a power outage the bridge will not be able to swing for river traffic between 08:30 and 16:00 on Thursday 24 September 2014. This is due to the discovery of two rotten poles which support the power lines providing the electrical supply to Reedham Swing Bridge. They were found to be severely rotted following an inspection by UK Power Networks and if not renewed urgently will lead to power failure and damage to power lines in the near future. Vessels normally able to transit through the bridge without a swing will not be effected.