Posts tagged ‘Norfolk’

September 5, 2022

Urgent Boating News – Navigation Restriction on Barton Broad

Notice is hereby given that piling works will be in operation to replace 34 channel marker posts across Barton Broad from Monday 5 September until Friday 30 September 2022.

Mariners are advised to approach the area with caution, keep well clear of the works and pass within the marked channel at a slow but safe manoeuvring speed.

All equipment will be lit and signage will be in place to warn of any restriction and/or delays.

Please contact the Broads Authority, Yare House, 62-64 Thorpe Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY or Tel (01603) 610734 if additional information is required.

September 5, 2022

NTM 07 of 2022 – Navigation restriction due to dredging works on Malthouse Broad, River Bure and River Ant

Please see Notice to Mariners No. 07 of 2022 from the Broads Authority.

This is regarding a navigation restriction due to dredging works on Malthouse Broad, the River Bure and River Ant from Monday 17th October 2022 until Friday 31st March 2023.

August 25, 2022

Haven Bridge programme update from Norfolk County Council

Norfolk County Council update on Haven Bridge

“The major mechanical and electrical upgrade of the 92-year-old Haven Bridge is continuing with installation of the control system and associated cabling work currently underway. Until this essential project is complete the bridge will not be able to lift for river traffic, however the road over the bridge remains open to vehicles and pedestrians as normal.

So that we can safely deliver and off-load materials and components it has been necessary on occasions to close a traffic lane during off-peak hours. Further off-peak lane closures are anticipated on the following dates:

  • 22 – 23 August
  • 30 August – 2 September
  • 5 – 6 September
  • 12 – 16 September

The duration of the lane closures will be kept to a minimum in view of the heavy volume of traffic during the summer holiday season. The lane closures will only be implemented when a delivery is expected and will be removed as soon as possible after the delivery has been made.

We, along with our contractors, had been aiming to return the bridge to normal operation in the summer but further delays have occurred. These have been due to a continuation of the material supply problems experience earlier in the contract, the need to carry out works near UK Power Network high voltage cables, and most recently the lack of availability of the specialists who are required to commission the bridge due to commitments on other contracts. We now expect the work to be completed, the control system commissioned, operators trained, and the bridge returned to normal operation by the end of November.

The commissioning phase of the works will involve testing of the control system including carrying out several full and partial bridge lifts. This will require several overnight road closures which will take place from 8pm to 6am on various nights between 31 October and 13 November.

We have been liaising closely with National Highways to ensure that our schemes at Haven Bridge and the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing are co-ordinated with their scheme at Breydon Bridge on the A47. The commissioning phase for Haven Bridge has been scheduled taking into account the programme of road closures required for Breydon Bridge as it is essential that Haven Bridge and Breydon Bridge are not closed at the same time.

We are very aware of the disruption which is being caused to mariners by Haven Bridge being out of operation for a prolonged period and are working closely with the whole supply chain to bring the bridge back into normal operation as soon as possible.

This comprehensive upgrade is expected to resolve many of the issues caused by the lifting bridge’s ageing equipment. The upgrade will improve reliability for residents and businesses in and around Great Yarmouth.

A separate project to replace large parts of the timber deck of the bridge which would have required 7 weeks of overnight closures has been postponed, but minor work to replace some timbers will go ahead and require 5 overnight closures, which will take place between 13 October and 28 October. Signs advertising these closures will be erected at the bridge.”

For further information

Contact: highways@norfolk.gov.uk

Thursday 25 August 2022

August 2, 2021

Boating News – Inspection of Railway Bridges

Construction Marine Ltd will be undertaking a survey inspection of the Railway Bridges at Thorpe St. Andrew using underbridge equipment.

Vessels may be temporarily restricted and regulated in their movement in the vicinity of the bridges between Tuesday 03 August until Wednesday 04 August 2021 – from 08:00 hours until 16:30 hours.

For more information and to view a map of the affected area please visit our website: https://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/boating/navigating-the-broads/boating-news/urgent-inspection-of-thorpe-railway-bridges