How often does Twin Sails bridge open?
* From 5:30am until 2:30pm, Twin Sails opens first and Poole Bridge opens immediately afterwards. From 3:30pm until 11:30pm, Poole Bridge opens first and Twin Sails opens immediately afterwards.
Why Twin Sails Bridge closed?
Poole’s Twin Sails lifting bridge is undergoing final repairs, more than two years after a fault developed with its lifting mechanism. The bridge linking Poole and Hamworthy was closed for a month in November 2018 when it began making “grating sounds”.
What time does Poole Bridge lift?
Bridge lifting times will now be: 0730, 0830, 0930, 1130, 1230 (Twin sails opens first) 1330, 1430, 1530, 1630, 1730 (Poole Bridge opens first) Out of hours/emergency cover will continue to be provided by phoning 0800 506050 A further notice to mariners will be issued when reverting to the standard schedule.
How long is the Twin Sails Bridge?
456′Twin Sails Bridge / Total length
When do the Twin Sails and Poole Bridge open?
* From 5:30am until 2:30pm, Twin Sails opens first and Poole Bridge opens immediately afterwards. From 3:30pm until 11:30pm, Poole Bridge opens first and Twin Sails opens immediately afterwards. After the first bridge has lifted, the second bridge will open as soon as possible. The first bridge will open again, if required, for returning vessels.
What is the Twin Sails bridge?
The Twin sails Bridge represents Poole’s ambition of being a successful 21st century town. Not only is the bridge providing reliable journeys between the town centre and Hamworthy and improving access to the port, it has opened up one of the largest sites in the South West for development.
What is the name of the bridge in Poole?
/ 50.715282; -1.992932 The Twin Sails Bridge (also known as The Second Harbour Crossing) is a double leaved bascule bridge in Poole, Dorset, England. The bridge provides a second road link from Poole Town Centre to Hamworthy.
What time do the Twin Sails lift?
Between 5.30 and 14.30 the bridge sequence favours outbound vessels, with the Twin Sails bridge lifting first, followed by the Poole (Old Town) Bridge. The Twin Sails will then lift again, if required, to accomodate inbound vessels.