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Havengore Bridge Update: 10.08.18

Following the visit and inspection by our external engineers this week, an electrical fault with the bridge has been identified. The root cause is with the control unit that runs the sequencing of the mechanism. We also need to investigate a fault with a sensor that is affecting the correct operation of the locking pins.

The contractor is on standby to make the necessary repairs which are estimated to take approximately 3 days. However, the bespoke component parts have an estimated delivery time of 2 weeks. Cognisant of the forthcoming Burnham Week Regatta as well as the ongoing daily inconvenience to local mariners, we are working to reduce that timeframe and conduct any useful concurrent activity in the meantime.

We are fully aware of the impact that this is having on the marine community and regret the necessity to enforce the closure, but maintaining the roadway onto Foulness Island must remain the priority. Attempts to lift the bridge will heighten the risk of the roadway becoming impassable, as well as causing further damage to the mechanism.

When we have further information on the date of the repairs, we will issue a another update. Updates are also by Twitter @SHB_Alerts and on our website.

Nicki Uden – Community Liaison Officer, SHOEBURYNESS RANGE
Direct: 01702 383468
Mobile: 07920 525597
Email: nuden@QinetiQ.com

10th August 2018