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May-04-2016 @ 9:42 AM                           Permalink
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Broads Authority bridge height charts list Yarmouth Acle Road bridge as having 3" more clearance than Yarmouth Vauxhall bridge.

Travelling from North to South when approaching  Acle Road bridge should this be taken into account and  add an additional 3" to the required clearance before considering passage through the bridge or are the bridge gauges set to the Vauxhall bridge clearance?

I have an old  Norfolk Broads publication that lists both bridges as having equal clearance so before information became readily available on the internet I took this to be true and I believe many others may simply take it for granted.  I now obviously rely on The Broads Authority bridge clearance figures.

Can anyone please shed any light Question

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Hi Alan,

Wonder if it has anything to do with the wooden casings they added to cover the projecting bolts on the underside of Vauxhall Bridge. That was done after the print of my old Broads Book which shows equal passage height on each bridge.

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I stand to be corrected... but seem to a recall a thread  about this somewhere else, and the BA,s response was along the lines of that if you navigate one of those bridges, and in either direction, then you have to navigate both, therefore the lowest height is shown at all times to account for this..
Like I say stand to be corrected    

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Thanks for your replies guys.

I took a boat through Yarmouth and across Breydon Water Monday of last week and approaching the river level gauges before  and next to  Acle road bridge indicated  1 ft  to spare above the stated air draft of the boat.

After passing through Acle road bridge and  approaching Vauxhall bridge the gauge directly in front of the bridge only appeared to show 9"  to spare. above the stated air draft of the boat.

This is what prompted me to raise the question.

As David noted could the wooden casings they added to cover the projecting bolts have reduced the clearance? and could this have been done since the post that Mark refers to. Question

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"Wonder if it has anything to do with the wooden casings they added to cover the projecting bolts on the underside of Vauxhall Bridge."

Spot on.

Mind you, at the rate they are being scraped and snapped, it won't be long before those bolts are exposed again.  




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The quay assistants at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station have a very simple way of knowing if you'll get under the bridges (heading downriver).  They look across the highest point of the roof of your boat.  If they can see the concrete wall on the opposite bank above your roofline you're safe to continue.  If your roofline is projecting above the wall, if you carry on you're stuffed.  If they start shouting at you, listen to them and turn round!!!!

Of course none of this is any help if you're heading upriver  Smile


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