Navigation restriction on approaches to Somerleyton Swing Bridge

Notice is hereby given that an inspection will be carried out on Somerleyton Swing Bridge, which will involve a modular floating pontoon and tower scaffold being positioned underneath the bridge. A safety workboat will be on site to advise any navigating vessels when they can safely pass through. The works are due to take place from the 29 to 31 July 2024, between the hours of 08:00hrs and 17:00hrs.

Note: During the above period, navigation will remain open and the bridge will be operating under normal procedures. However, vessels must exercise great care whilst proceeding past the vicinity of the works.

Please ensure that this inspection is taken into consideration for passage planning and when navigating in this area.

Grid Reference TM 47558 96751 (shown in red on the plan extract).

somerleyton swing bridge OS map

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.

Thursday 4 July 2024