Topic: Haven Bridge

Lincoln    -- Oct-10-2021 @ 7:02 AM
  has any one news of how they are progressing with Have Bridge seems to be taking a awfully long time to fix

essexboy    -- Oct-10-2021 @ 12:17 PM
  I,m surprised that your surprised !

George Sims

Dzign    -- Oct-10-2021 @ 7:39 PM
  I wouldn't hold your breath, think it will be awhile


Dilligaf    -- Oct-11-2021 @ 9:08 AM
  I'm not convinced they actually want to fix it, luckily I can get under half tide or lower and usually plan my timing for it.

Formerly 'LeoMagill'

Paladine    -- Oct-11-2021 @ 10:38 AM
From the EDP, last July:

As expected, the comprehensive upgrade work has revealed age-related problems with the bridge such as the lifting gears and original drive shafts.

This now means that engineers will need to carry on the upgrade over the summer months and 'potentially into the autumn.'

It didn't mention autumn in which year though.

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steve    -- Oct-19-2021 @ 3:30 PM
  Update from edp

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)

Lincoln    -- Oct-19-2021 @ 7:03 PM
  disgraceful but what can you expect from local councils

L'sBelles    -- Oct-19-2021 @ 8:36 PM
  Hardly the Local Council's fault that the contractor who was working on the bridge went into administration this summer and they have had to find another company who is able to work on this antique!

MandA    -- Oct-20-2021 @ 1:44 PM
  I worked for George Prior engineering many years ago and speaking to the engineers who serviced the workings ,it sounds like a museum exhibit  and a lot of the machinery is below river level I believe, it would certainly be interesting to see.


MandA    -- Oct-20-2021 @ 3:51 PM
  Haven Bridge opened 1930 so quite new compared to reedham swing bridge 1904 I believe.
Is Mutford lock and bridge working ok these days ?


Lincoln    -- Oct-22-2021 @ 6:15 AM
  sounds like it should be removed completely once the new bridge is finished

L'sBelles    -- Oct-22-2021 @ 8:24 AM
  Sounds like you do not live in the area and appreciate how important Haven bridge is, and shall remain to be, for road users and pedestrians!
That is why they are spending millions upgrading it despite spending many more millions on the new bridge to nowhere.

Cocklegat    -- Oct-22-2021 @ 10:09 AM
  All three bridges in GY are needed. The third river crossing is part of major investment into the outer harbour which has proved to be very successful, despite what many folk seem to think. It is indeed unfortunate that the Haven bridge is so problematic but let's hope the repairs provide a longer term solution.

annville    -- Oct-22-2021 @ 1:39 PM
  Its not surprizing that a steel bridge near to the sea is subject to corrosion and being able to lift just makes it more so, and as for removing it! completely impracticable. John

Philosophic    -- Dec-9-2021 @ 5:47 PM
  Just when we were beginning to hear that Haven bridge will be operational early'22 we learn that the lifting span of Breydon Bridge will not lift between Feb and end of June '22.

“Stay away from negative people.
They have a problem for every solution.”

? Albert Einstein

This message was edited by Philosophic on Dec-9-21 @ 6:48 PM

Lincoln    -- Dec-9-2021 @ 6:08 PM
  How ridiculous haven been out for 18months you would have thought  Breydon would have sorted any maintenance during this time but that does involve brain power which seems to be lacking in Yarmouth

steve    -- Dec-10-2021 @ 8:26 AM
  Just to confirm  the above post

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)

steve    -- Dec-10-2021 @ 8:27 AM
  No 2

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)

Cocklegat    -- Dec-10-2021 @ 2:37 PM
  You can't blame "Yarmouth" for the maintenance of either the Haven or Breydon Bridges, that's down to Norfolk County Council

L'sBelles    -- Dec-10-2021 @ 10:49 PM
  And probably down to annual maintenance budgets regarding the timings considering Haven was meant to be completed months ago but wasn't through no fault of Gt. Yarmouth or NCC.

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