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Reedham Bridge Is Not Operational By All Accounts

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Reedham Bridge is not operational and by all accounts has been since yesterday, sadly have not been notified by the Broads Authority, there is a a message on their website stating that Network Rail notified them today but no details at all regarding the fault.

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Alan

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Hi Alan, We got to the bridge yesterday at 8.30 am and it was closed with the information board showing a cross and bridge not operational. Two red flags were flying on the flag pole. We contacted the bridge operator on Ch 12 and was advised that the bridge would be closed for the rest of the day. We eventually got through under the bridge when the tide was on the ebb at 1pm.

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Think it was out of action Saturday as it affected the trains. They were running by about 9pm Saturday I think. Network rail site didn't indicate it was not operational for boaters. 

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Network Rail might think everything is winding down for the season so they dont need to worry..........they have obviously learnt very little from this years workshop! 

At the least they could give a reason.

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10 hours ago, dnks34 said:

Network Rail might think everything is winding down for the season so they dont need to worry..........they have obviously learnt very little from this years workshop! 

At the least they could give a reason.

I think the sum total from the workshop was:

 

Boaters are getting a bit fed up with the bridges not opening so we are turning off the phones so we don't have to listen to them

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Boaters are getting a bit fed up with the bridges not opening so we are turning off the phones so we don't have to listen to them

Many a true word spoken in jest

Griff

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1 hour ago, BroadAmbition said:

Boaters are getting a bit fed up with the bridges not opening so we are turning off the phones so we don't have to listen to them

Many a true word spoken in jest

Griff

Er, I wasn't joking Griff :)

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Reedham Bridge update

 

Dear all,

 

Previous to the urgent boating news on 22 September regarding a mechanical fault taking Reedham Swing Bridge out of action, we have been informed by Network Rail that as of today (25 September) the bridge can be manually opened on demand by Network Rail Engineers.

 

A Plant & Distribution Team are on site replacing hydraulic jacks, parts and brackets on the structure and more information on these repairs will be posted as works progress.

 

Kind regards,

 

Tom Waterfall

Digital Communications Officer

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Dear all,

 

Further to my message above I’m pleased to say that as of 27 September, Reedham Swing Bridge has been fixed and is now fully operational.


Kind regards,


Tom Waterfall

Digital Communications Officer

01603 756034

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Well done, to the maintenance team, working on Reedham Bridge. From a complete breakdown on Sunday morning to partial operation on Tuesday and fully operational by Thursday morning, sounds like they've earned their corn. I don't know how the bridge works, but replacing the jacks that lift the bridge prior to swinging, plus other replacement parts, sounds like heavy work and in a difficult working environment.

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was it affecting the rail traffic as well? I wonder.


was it affecting the rail traffic as well? I wonder.


Nothing in the river when i looked. I presume they all got over ok.

Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app

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It may have affected trains for a short period as I noticed there was little to no traffic congestion in Oulton Broad the other day, very unusual.

It was gas works snarling the place up the other week on Bridge Road with traffic lights and down to one lane.  They started on the Thursday so Im told, finished by Friday lunchtime and didnt bother to remove the traffic lights till Saturday afternoon, there was traffic backed up to Beccles Road Tesco still at 8pm on the Friday night........sorry I think i went a bit off topic but this kind of thing is the norm round here its no wonder shops in Oulton Broad dont do well. 

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