Unusual Activity & Closures

Operational Safety Closure in Force: Saturday 22 February 2020

There will be an operational safety closure in force on Foulness Island on Saturday 22 February. This means that all Public Right of Way routes in Land Area 4 will be closed to all pedestrians and traffic while the Red Flags are flying. For more information on the location of Land Areas and use of PROW click here.

Havengore Bridge: closed to marine traffic - Update (03.02.20)

We’re pleased to confirm that the major programme of works to refurbish Havengore Bridge will begin on Monday 10 February. The hydraulic system will be redesigned and improved with upgraded hydraulic components and replacement of the main lift cylinders. Controls equipment, systems and software will also be redesigned and upgraded to modern standards and fully integrated with the hydraulics. A new safety system and fault diagnostic technology will also improve bridge operations and reduce repairs times.

The works will take several weeks to complete and we are no longer able to offer manual lifting so no marine traffic will be able to pass until the bridge is returned to full operational capacity in early April.

We’re committed to improving the reliability, serviceability and long-term resilience of the bridge and will provide further updates as they become available. We thank you for your continued patience and co-operation.

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