UPDATE: Twin Sails bridge back in action after 'minor issue' investigated

Twin Sails bridge stuck part way open

Twin Sails bridge stuck part way open

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THE Twin Sails Bridge is fully operational again after contractors investigated a 'minor issue' this afternoon. 

The bridge was stuck part way open causing problems for both traffic and boats.

The council urged drivers to use Poole Bridge if possible to travel between Hamworthy and the town centre, to allow them to test the system.

A Borough of Poole spokesperson said they would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to road-users.

The next scheduled lift is 7.30pm this evening.

 


 

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1:53pm Thu 31 Jul 14

on-the-sunny-side says...

and so it goes on, and on and on.
and so it goes on, and on and on. on-the-sunny-side
  • Score: 22

2:06pm Thu 31 Jul 14

thevoiceofreason1 says...

hasn't this thing spent more time broken than working.surely we should be receiving compensation from the shitearsed bunch of cowboys who built it!
it has become a joke and the fact that a near 100 year old bridge works makes a mockery of it.but then poole town planners and engineers could not successfully arrange a p*** up in a brewery!
hasn't this thing spent more time broken than working.surely we should be receiving compensation from the shitearsed bunch of cowboys who built it! it has become a joke and the fact that a near 100 year old bridge works makes a mockery of it.but then poole town planners and engineers could not successfully arrange a p*** up in a brewery! thevoiceofreason1
  • Score: 28

2:06pm Thu 31 Jul 14

FerryFan says...

That must be an old picture - or has Poole had a bit of rain?
That must be an old picture - or has Poole had a bit of rain? FerryFan
  • Score: 24

2:14pm Thu 31 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

Twin fails bridge....also to be known as Atkinson's folly.
Twin fails bridge....also to be known as Atkinson's folly. burgerboy
  • Score: 17

2:46pm Thu 31 Jul 14

ds corfemullen says...

AGAIN
AGAIN ds corfemullen
  • Score: 10

2:47pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Huey says...

Pull it down.
Start again.
Find all those responsible for this failure.
Throw them off the new bridge.
Pull it down. Start again. Find all those responsible for this failure. Throw them off the new bridge. Huey
  • Score: 9

2:47pm Thu 31 Jul 14

davecook says...

One day the bridge might work properly, that really will be news.........
One day the bridge might work properly, that really will be news......... davecook
  • Score: 16

2:53pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Marty Caine says...

Huey wrote:
Pull it down.
Start again.
Find all those responsible for this failure.
Throw them off the new bridge.
And make it a lot higher so that a) the fall will be much greater for those thrown off and b) so that a lot of the smaller boats can pass under it.
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Pull it down. Start again. Find all those responsible for this failure. Throw them off the new bridge.[/p][/quote]And make it a lot higher so that a) the fall will be much greater for those thrown off and b) so that a lot of the smaller boats can pass under it. Marty Caine
  • Score: 5

2:59pm Thu 31 Jul 14

speedy231278 says...

Twin Fails Bodge broken again. Still, it's only a 'minor issue'. How minor is an issue that renders something unusable?

As an aside, what is the point of this POS? It takes a road through the middle of nowhere for no good reason. When did the old one break down last?
Twin Fails Bodge broken again. Still, it's only a 'minor issue'. How minor is an issue that renders something unusable? As an aside, what is the point of this POS? It takes a road through the middle of nowhere for no good reason. When did the old one break down last? speedy231278
  • Score: 0

3:12pm Thu 31 Jul 14

rugby_dave87 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Twin Fails Bodge broken again. Still, it's only a 'minor issue'. How minor is an issue that renders something unusable?

As an aside, what is the point of this POS? It takes a road through the middle of nowhere for no good reason. When did the old one break down last?
I think the old one may of got stuck open on a very hot day last summer, or it might be the year before! They don't make them like that anymore lol What makes it even worse, is the Twin Sails bridge needs to work to allow the old one to have a lot of ware and tare fixed soon as she's getting on now
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Twin Fails Bodge broken again. Still, it's only a 'minor issue'. How minor is an issue that renders something unusable? As an aside, what is the point of this POS? It takes a road through the middle of nowhere for no good reason. When did the old one break down last?[/p][/quote]I think the old one may of got stuck open on a very hot day last summer, or it might be the year before! They don't make them like that anymore lol What makes it even worse, is the Twin Sails bridge needs to work to allow the old one to have a lot of ware and tare fixed soon as she's getting on now rugby_dave87
  • Score: -6

3:28pm Thu 31 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

Minor issue= don't work..
Minor issue= don't work.. BIGTONE
  • Score: -2

3:41pm Thu 31 Jul 14

burgerboy says...

The spokesperson also said that the borough of Poole would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to road users by us buying the biggest pile of cr*p going.........But it's to late now so tough,just get on with it.
The spokesperson also said that the borough of Poole would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to road users by us buying the biggest pile of cr*p going.........But it's to late now so tough,just get on with it. burgerboy
  • Score: 0

3:49pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Nickydoonah says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Minor issue= don't work..
georges don't work you know it is
they should have called the bridge George you know
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Minor issue= don't work..[/p][/quote]georges don't work you know it is they should have called the bridge George you know Nickydoonah
  • Score: -19

4:00pm Thu 31 Jul 14

BarrHumbug says...

That bridge is open and closed more often than it goes up and down hahahaha
That bridge is open and closed more often than it goes up and down hahahaha BarrHumbug
  • Score: -5

4:32pm Thu 31 Jul 14

bourne free says...

Feel sorry for the engineers who get the abuse having to fix something that was built against the spec supplied Hochtief of Germany , the expert at Poole Council who made these changes should be named , they know who he is !!!!!!!
Feel sorry for the engineers who get the abuse having to fix something that was built against the spec supplied Hochtief of Germany , the expert at Poole Council who made these changes should be named , they know who he is !!!!!!! bourne free
  • Score: 38

4:53pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Frank28 says...

Britain needn't bother to quote to building mechanised bridges around the world anymore... as we have already seen the best of British Engineering come to an end. The reliability and the excuses for the disfunctioning Twin Sails Bridge is shameful, and a frustration for the Emergency Services when they are unable to use it.
Britain needn't bother to quote to building mechanised bridges around the world anymore... as we have already seen the best of British Engineering come to an end. The reliability and the excuses for the disfunctioning Twin Sails Bridge is shameful, and a frustration for the Emergency Services when they are unable to use it. Frank28
  • Score: -9

4:54pm Thu 31 Jul 14

HDI says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Twin Fails Bodge broken again. Still, it's only a 'minor issue'. How minor is an issue that renders something unusable?

As an aside, what is the point of this POS? It takes a road through the middle of nowhere for no good reason. When did the old one break down last?
It was stuck open for a few hours after a lightning strike on 4th February.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Twin Fails Bodge broken again. Still, it's only a 'minor issue'. How minor is an issue that renders something unusable? As an aside, what is the point of this POS? It takes a road through the middle of nowhere for no good reason. When did the old one break down last?[/p][/quote]It was stuck open for a few hours after a lightning strike on 4th February. HDI
  • Score: -2

4:55pm Thu 31 Jul 14

pasta348 says...

rugby_dave87 wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
Twin Fails Bodge broken again. Still, it's only a 'minor issue'. How minor is an issue that renders something unusable?

As an aside, what is the point of this POS? It takes a road through the middle of nowhere for no good reason. When did the old one break down last?
I think the old one may of got stuck open on a very hot day last summer, or it might be the year before! They don't make them like that anymore lol What makes it even worse, is the Twin Sails bridge needs to work to allow the old one to have a lot of ware and tare fixed soon as she's getting on now
The old bridge got stuck in February and required a JCB to fix it. Wessex Water had also blocked off the road to the North of Turlin Moor which meant that the only way of getting in or out of the Hamworthy/Turlin Moor area was via the Twin Sails Bridge.
[quote][p][bold]rugby_dave87[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Twin Fails Bodge broken again. Still, it's only a 'minor issue'. How minor is an issue that renders something unusable? As an aside, what is the point of this POS? It takes a road through the middle of nowhere for no good reason. When did the old one break down last?[/p][/quote]I think the old one may of got stuck open on a very hot day last summer, or it might be the year before! They don't make them like that anymore lol What makes it even worse, is the Twin Sails bridge needs to work to allow the old one to have a lot of ware and tare fixed soon as she's getting on now[/p][/quote]The old bridge got stuck in February and required a JCB to fix it. Wessex Water had also blocked off the road to the North of Turlin Moor which meant that the only way of getting in or out of the Hamworthy/Turlin Moor area was via the Twin Sails Bridge. pasta348
  • Score: -6

4:57pm Thu 31 Jul 14

skippy123 says...

Why dont they just turn it off wait 2 minutes plug it back in that seems to be the way you fix most things these days
Why dont they just turn it off wait 2 minutes plug it back in that seems to be the way you fix most things these days skippy123
  • Score: -5

5:07pm Thu 31 Jul 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Leave it down put a chain and padlock on it .And leave it to the Irish caravan club ,just a million pound Cup de sac won't be missed
Leave it down put a chain and padlock on it .And leave it to the Irish caravan club ,just a million pound Cup de sac won't be missed kalebmoledirt
  • Score: -13

5:28pm Thu 31 Jul 14

bourne free says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Leave it down put a chain and padlock on it .And leave it to the Irish caravan club ,just a million pound Cup de sac won't be missed
leave it up ,we managed 100yrs with 1 bridge / Poole is a safer place with the chavs from turlin / hamworvee ?
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Leave it down put a chain and padlock on it .And leave it to the Irish caravan club ,just a million pound Cup de sac won't be missed[/p][/quote]leave it up ,we managed 100yrs with 1 bridge / Poole is a safer place with the chavs from turlin / hamworvee ? bourne free
  • Score: 4

8:54pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Chief-Wiggum says...

non story
non story Chief-Wiggum
  • Score: 10

11:04pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Yankee1 says...

And the rate payers of Poole tut-tut, and re-elect the gnomes that create such disasters.

'Portfolio holder' = Gnome
And the rate payers of Poole tut-tut, and re-elect the gnomes that create such disasters. 'Portfolio holder' = Gnome Yankee1
  • Score: -3

11:19pm Thu 31 Jul 14

BIGTONE says...

And what is the conclusion of the investigated minor issue?
And what is the conclusion of the investigated minor issue? BIGTONE
  • Score: -4

7:42am Fri 1 Aug 14

darcydog says...

BIGTONE wrote:
And what is the conclusion of the investigated minor issue?
I wonder how many of these negative comments are from people who actually live or work in Hamworthy and use the bridge on a regular basis?

The majority of the time the bridge works just fine and saves hundreds of people a lot of hassle. Unfortunately the Echo only want to mention the bridge when they have something bad to say about it so that's all people remember.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: And what is the conclusion of the investigated minor issue?[/p][/quote]I wonder how many of these negative comments are from people who actually live or work in Hamworthy and use the bridge on a regular basis? The majority of the time the bridge works just fine and saves hundreds of people a lot of hassle. Unfortunately the Echo only want to mention the bridge when they have something bad to say about it so that's all people remember. darcydog
  • Score: 3

11:42pm Fri 1 Aug 14

sprintervanman says...

Frank28 wrote:
Britain needn't bother to quote to building mechanised bridges around the world anymore... as we have already seen the best of British Engineering come to an end. The reliability and the excuses for the disfunctioning Twin Sails Bridge is shameful, and a frustration for the Emergency Services when they are unable to use it.
Whilst i can understand the thumbs down for Frank28 because no one would like to think that British Engineering is not up to scratch, the truth is that the industry is going to dissolve purely through lack of investment from higher places.When you consider for instance, that Countries such as China are investing Millions of Pounds building state of the art Car Plants and saying to the Major manufactures come to us to build Your Vehicles.We are now modern and up to date and it will be cheaper than updating British Plants and the cost is cheaper in the workforce without sacrificing quality.
Sadly this will happen. Brookes themselves , and you do not get more British than that when it comes to World class Bicycle Saddles are having most of their newly developed products made in Italy now.
[quote][p][bold]Frank28[/bold] wrote: Britain needn't bother to quote to building mechanised bridges around the world anymore... as we have already seen the best of British Engineering come to an end. The reliability and the excuses for the disfunctioning Twin Sails Bridge is shameful, and a frustration for the Emergency Services when they are unable to use it.[/p][/quote]Whilst i can understand the thumbs down for Frank28 because no one would like to think that British Engineering is not up to scratch, the truth is that the industry is going to dissolve purely through lack of investment from higher places.When you consider for instance, that Countries such as China are investing Millions of Pounds building state of the art Car Plants and saying to the Major manufactures come to us to build Your Vehicles.We are now modern and up to date and it will be cheaper than updating British Plants and the cost is cheaper in the workforce without sacrificing quality. Sadly this will happen. Brookes themselves , and you do not get more British than that when it comes to World class Bicycle Saddles are having most of their newly developed products made in Italy now. sprintervanman
  • Score: 0

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