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Published Closures

Havengore Bridge – Closed to Marine Traffic

We regret to announce that as of today, Havengore Bridge is closed to marine traffic. Over the past few months the bridge has developed numerous and varied faults and despite extensive efforts to restore the mechanism to full working order, an intermittent fault which causes the bridge and its safety features to fail is still evident.

Our priority is to maintain vehicular access over the bridge so that the residents of Foulness Island can reach their homes and would not be isolated in the event of an emergency.

When we have full confidence that the bridge will perform with a greater degree of reliability, we will restore the service for marine traffic. We estimate that the closure will be for approximately 6 weeks whilst the new external contractor conducts further fault finding and rectification.

We’re fully aware of how this status affects the marine community and sincerely apologise for this further inconvenience. We’ve made a concerted effort to avoid another closure, but a test lift performed earlier this week confirmed that we cannot operate the bridge with confidence and that any attempt to do so may cause even greater disruption to the local community.

We will inform you of any change to this status via email and Twitter and on our website.

 

Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE
Careline: 0800 0560108
Email: nuden@QinetiQ.com
 

16th February 2018