UPDATE: Poole's Twin Sails bridge reopen after being stuck in up position

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POOLE'S Twin Sails Bridge was stuck in the up position for half-an-hour this morning (Tues) due to continuing poor weather.

A spokesman for Borough of Poole said it was open from 7.30am until 8am but said traffic is now flowing freely.

The bridge is not due to open again to allow boats to pass until at least 10.30am.

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9:12am Tue 11 Feb 14

dorsetspeed says...

"POOLE'S Twin Sails Bridge was stuck in the up position for half-an-hour this morning (Tues) due to continuing poor weather"

No, due to not being adequately robust to operate during relatively normal uk weather conditions
"POOLE'S Twin Sails Bridge was stuck in the up position for half-an-hour this morning (Tues) due to continuing poor weather" No, due to not being adequately robust to operate during relatively normal uk weather conditions dorsetspeed

10:02am Tue 11 Feb 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

Hope the designers of this ludicrous structure got their fatigue calculations right. Being stuck in the 'up' position for extended periods during the current weather conditions must seriously shorten the structures fatigue life!
Hope the designers of this ludicrous structure got their fatigue calculations right. Being stuck in the 'up' position for extended periods during the current weather conditions must seriously shorten the structures fatigue life! The-Bleeding-Obvious

10:26am Tue 11 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

Do you really mean due to continuing poor design?
Do you really mean due to continuing poor design? speedy231278

12:15pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Frank28 says...

Oh! It's the weather now, is it? Glad to know that all the mechanical and software problems are no longer to blame.
Oh! It's the weather now, is it? Glad to know that all the mechanical and software problems are no longer to blame. Frank28

12:31pm Tue 11 Feb 14

hamworthygirl says...

dorsetspeed wrote:
"POOLE'S Twin Sails Bridge was stuck in the up position for half-an-hour this morning (Tues) due to continuing poor weather"

No, due to not being adequately robust to operate during relatively normal uk weather conditions
couldnt have put it better myself, does that mean the people that actually live and travel in poole were right to want a fixed bridge???
[quote][p][bold]dorsetspeed[/bold] wrote: "POOLE'S Twin Sails Bridge was stuck in the up position for half-an-hour this morning (Tues) due to continuing poor weather" No, due to not being adequately robust to operate during relatively normal uk weather conditions[/p][/quote]couldnt have put it better myself, does that mean the people that actually live and travel in poole were right to want a fixed bridge??? hamworthygirl

1:15pm Tue 11 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Why don't they just reclassify it ,for instance the bridge will remain open for boats and only close sometimes when cars start to back up
Why don't they just reclassify it ,for instance the bridge will remain open for boats and only close sometimes when cars start to back up kalebmoledirt

1:51pm Tue 11 Feb 14

kalebmoledirt says...

The council could raise a few Bob selling advertising space on the underside of the bridge.perhaps the company that built it might be interested
The council could raise a few Bob selling advertising space on the underside of the bridge.perhaps the company that built it might be interested kalebmoledirt

4:09pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Baywolf says...

The whole point of a second bridge was tease traffic congestion ..why on earth a second lifting bridge was ever thought a good idea is beyond comprehension, a fixed arched bridge from holes bay to Blandford road would be far more reliable less costly in maintaining ..and weather proof.
The whole point of a second bridge was tease traffic congestion ..why on earth a second lifting bridge was ever thought a good idea is beyond comprehension, a fixed arched bridge from holes bay to Blandford road would be far more reliable less costly in maintaining ..and weather proof. Baywolf

9:37pm Tue 11 Feb 14

sea poole says...

Where's a quote from Cllr Dion when you want one...?
Where's a quote from Cllr Dion when you want one...? sea poole

7:54am Wed 12 Feb 14

EGHH says...

So the designer didn't take into consideration UK winter weather. Brilliant!!!
So the designer didn't take into consideration UK winter weather. Brilliant!!! EGHH

8:15am Wed 12 Feb 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Do you really mean due to continuing poor design?
How could it possibly be poor design, we talking German engineering here!
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Do you really mean due to continuing poor design?[/p][/quote]How could it possibly be poor design, we talking German engineering here! The-Bleeding-Obvious

11:02am Wed 12 Feb 14

rayc says...

"The whole point of a second bridge was tease traffic congestion"

A Freudian slip?
"The whole point of a second bridge was tease traffic congestion" A Freudian slip? rayc

12:46pm Wed 12 Feb 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

Is it safe to open this bridge in the hurricane force winds forecast for today?
Is it safe to open this bridge in the hurricane force winds forecast for today? The-Bleeding-Obvious

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