Navigation restriction on approaches to Breydon Bridge

Navigation restriction on approaches to Breydon Bridge (A47) Gt. Yarmouth

Notice is hereby given that an inspection will be carried out on Breydon Bridge, which involves lifting the nose end of Breydon Bridge into a semi-lifted position. A safety work boat will be present in the channel within the vicinity of the bridge. The works are due to take place on the 9th and 10th April 2024, between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00 both days. 

Note: During the above period, navigation will remain open, but the bridge will be unable to lift for larger vessels and the centre span will be closed. Vessels must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the vicinity of the works.
Please ensure that the area is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.  

Grid Reference TG 51629 08036 (shown in red on the plan extract).

If travelling across Breydon Water, you will need to pass through Breydon Bridge. Do not risk going through the bridge unless you have sufficient clearance, always check the gauge at the side of the bridge.

When approaching go through the right-hand side span and navigate between the two arrows on the bridge.
Keep about 100 yards distance from any boat going in the same direction to give yourself room to manoeuvre. Yacht skippers have difficulties in manoeuvring their yachts with their masts down and it is impossible for them to reverse, so motor cruisers should always give way to yachts.

All equipment will be lit, and signage will be in place to warn of the restriction. Please contact the Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY Tel (01603) 610734 if additional information is required.

Waterways Project Officer
March 2024

Wednesday 27 March 2024