The troubled Cowes Floating Bridge will return to service for the first time in 14 weeks next week – but for how long this time?
Council officials have confirmed that Floating Bridge No. 6 will resume a normal service between East Cowes and Cowes from 05:00 on Tuesday 20th October.
It will be the first time the vessel has be in operation since 14th July.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the Isle of Wight Council has said:
“The Isle of Wight Council can confirm the floating bridge will return to service early next week following repairs to its hydraulic systems.
“Staff are due to undertake essential safety training on Monday (19 October) with the vessel entering service at 5am on Tuesday”.