Unusual Activity & Closures

Havengore Bridge: Re-opening to Marine Traffic (11.07.20)

QinetiQ is delighted to announce that Havengore Bridge will return to full service on Saturday 11 July 2020.

The bridge has undergone a comprehensive refurbishment of the mechanical, hydraulic and electrical components and the control system has been upgraded. This improvement work represents a significant investment from the Ministry of Defence (MOD), to modernise and bring greater resilience to the mechanism.

The bridge is operated in accordance with MOD Byelaws and marine traffic can pass two hours either side of high tide, during daylight hours when the Range is not active. You can contact the Bridgekeeper when the bridge is staffed (times as above), on 01702 383436 or VHF Channel 72.


Potton Bridge: Short closure – 16 July 2020

This is to inform you that Potton Bridge will be closed to marine traffic from approximately 08:30 on Thursday 16 July. The closure is to allow for maintenance of the power network that serves the bridge and will be for up to 1 hour (unless a defect is found).

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.


Foulness Heritage Centre closed (30.06.20)

Following the recent easing of lockdown restrictions, the Trustees of the Foulness Heritage Centre were hoping that it could re-open soon. However, having carefully considered the layout of the buildings and its displays, it has been confirmed that the “1m plus” social distancing rule cannot be effectively implemented. The situation will be reviewed again if there is a further relaxation of restrictions in the latter part of the summer.


Partial Closure of Footpath 1B Seawall: 29 June - 10 July

Due to an operational requirement, Footpath 1B (the seawall) will be closed between its junction with Footpath 11 and its junction with Footpath 8 during the above period. Closure notices will be displayed in the area. More information about using the Public Right of Way routes can be found here.


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