Yachts need to lower their masts to get under many bridges in the Broads.
The exceptions are Reedham, Somerleyton and Trowse swing bridges, the lifting bridges on Breydon Water, Novi Sad and St Julian's pedestrian bridges in Norwich and the bridge at Carrow Road, Norwich.
Arranging a bridge opening for the three Norwich bridges can be done through Broads Control on 01603 756056. At least 24 hours notice should be given.
Trowse Bridge currently is currently experiencing mechanical problems requiring extra assistance to operate. Network Rail therefore require 7 days’ notice to open the bridge. The opening times are 9.05 am on Sundays and any day between 02.00 am and 04.00 am. To arrange opening please call Network Rail on either 01603 675297 or 01603 763440. Any problems in arranging the opening of the bridge should be reported to the Broads Authority Monitoring Officer on 01603 756018 or to firstname.lastname@example.org, who will be pleased to assist.
Clearance measurements for bridges given are at Average High Water during summer. There will be greater clearance near Low Water, especially at Great Yarmouth and in the southern rivers. Barometric pressure, rainfall and wind conditions affect river levels so caution should be exercised and bridge gauge board carefully noted.
|Beccles Road Old*||1.98||6' 6"||12.6||41' 6"||Fixed road*|
|Beccles Bypass New||3.66||12'||28.9||95'||Fixed road|
|Breydon Fixed Span||3.96||13'||Fixed spans||12|
|Breydon Road Lifting||3.51||11' 6"||Lifting span||12|
|Haddiscoe New Cut||7.32||24'||12.1||40'||Fixed road|
|Norwich Jarrolds Bridge||3.63||11'11"||Fixed pedestrian|
|Norwich Lady Julian||3.96||13'||Swing pedestrian||12 Carrow|
|Lowestoft Harbour||2.16||7'1"||Lifting road||14|
|Ludham||2.59||8' 6"||5.4||18'||Fixed road|
|Norwich Carrow||4.27||14'||12.5||30'||Lifting road||12|
|Norwich Foundry||3.05||10'||16.4||54'||Fixed road|
|Norwich Novi Sad||4.88||16'||16.5||Swing pedestrian||12 Carrow|
|Norwich Trowse||2.74||9'||12.9||30'||Swing rail||12|
|Norwich Bishop's Bridge||3.2||10'6"||6.05||19'10"||Arch Fixed road|
|Postwick Viaduct||10.67||35'||Fixed road|
|Potter Heigham New||2.31||7'7"||22.4||73' 6"||Fixed road|
|Potter Heigham Old*||1.98||6'6"||Fixed road*|
|Oulton Broad, Lake Lothing||4.57||15'||Swing rail|
|Oulton Broad Mutford||2.39||7' 10"||6.4||21'||Lifting road||14, 73|
|Reedham||3.05||10'||16.6||54' 6"||Swing rail||12|
|St Olaves||2.44||8'||23.9||78' 6"||Fixed road|
|Somerleyton||2.59||8' 6"||16.4||54'||Swing rail||12|
|Thorpe Rail (each)||1.83||6'||Fixed rail|
|Wroxham Rail||4.57||15'||14.3||47'||Fixed rail|
|Wroxham Road*||2.21||7 '3"||8.00||26'6"||Fixed road*|
|Yarmouth Haven||2.90||9' 6"||26.8||88'||Lifting road||12|
|Yarmouth Acle Road||2.13||7'||21.3||70'||Fixed road|
|Yarmouth Vauxhall||2.06||6' 9"||30.4||100'||Fixed foot|
* Arched bridges
NB In all cases, tidal levels can vary considerably and so affect the above figures.
At Potter Heigham hire boats must use the bridge pilot from Phoenix Fleet boatyard. Pilot service available 8.30am-6.00pm, depending on tide and weather conditions. Telephone 01692 670460.