The Cowes Floating Bridge has been pulled from service this morning (Tuesday) due to a mechanical failure.
The troubled Floating Bridge No.6 has once again been hit with a technical gremlin, although the Isle of Wight Council has not expanded on the cause.
Island Echo is told that a prow hinge has broke at the West end – again.
A launch for foot passengers is due to come into service shortly, operated by the Jenny boat.
It is unknown when the floating bridge will be back in action. It is currently docked on the Cowes side of the River Medina.
UPDATE @ 13:00 – A launch service continues this afternoon, with the Isle of Wight Council confirming that the last crossing will operate at 23:00 tonight.
Sources say that the floating bridge is likely to be out of action today and possibly tomorrow (Wednesday) too.
UPDATE @ 16:20 – The Isle of Wight Council have confirmed that the floating bridge will remain out of action for the rest of today and into tomorrow.
A replacement foot passenger launch will operate from 04:00 on Wednesday morning up until 23:00.
Engineers are continuing to investigate an issue with the Floating Bridge ramp/prow assembly.