The Norfolk BroadsThe Norfolk Broads
Username Password
Norfolk Broads Weather

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:20 am BST- Light Rain
5 Day Forecast

Wind 2.0 mph @ 40°
48.0°F/8.89°C Humidity 93% Pressure 29.65 (S)

Welcome to The Norfolk Broads Forum
This is THE Worlds Largest Forum devoted to the Norfolk Broads, here you can discuss issues about the Norfolk Broads. Or just somewhere to chat with others interested in the Norfolk Broads area. In 2015 forum members spent 2,048 days afloat on the Broads

Please Help Support The Norfolk Broads Forum
OR

The Norfolk Broads Forum / Mariners Notices / Somerleyton bridge not operational
login
join
Graphics Off
Search
Forum Members - Book your Hoseasons holiday today, Just call 0345 498 6296

This is a moderated forum Reply to this DiscussionReply to Discussion | Start new discussionNew Discussion << previous || next >> 
Posted By Discussion Topic: Somerleyton bridge not operational

Similar Threads That Might Help :
Somerleyton Bridge non-operational until 06:00 apr 17| Trowse Bridge – Not operational| Trowse Bridge - Not operational| Trowse Bridge - Not operational| Breydon Bridge – Not operational| Somerleyton Bridge Not Swinging Again|

-- Page: 1 2 3

book mark this topic Printer-friendly Version  send this discussion to a friend  new posts last

steve
Jul-22-2018 @ 3:30 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Moderator
Posts: 10508
Joined: Jan 2005
steve
          

From the BA Fb page
Urgent Boating News - We have been informed by Network Rail that Somerleyton swing bridge is not operational due to the heat

steve and vicky
( apparently a moaner)

Dzign
Jul-22-2018 @ 7:22 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 799
Joined: Mar 2013
          

Add To Ignore List
It's about time they sorted this out it's ridiculous,
It's just to easy for them and about time Packman sorted it out like he has promised to do...

L

annville
Jul-23-2018 @ 11:20 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 990
Joined: Oct 2013
          

Add To Ignore List
Have they tried painting the rails white, i see that they have done this on other parts of the system not sure where, showed it on news tv.John

Tim
Jul-23-2018 @ 11:53 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 302
Joined: May 2005
Tim
          

Add To Ignore List
Mad dogs and Englishmen
Appears to work fine most of the day

Many Thanks Tim

Helmsman1946
Jul-23-2018 @ 11:57 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Lives to Post
Posts: 1002
Joined: Oct 2006
Helmsman1946
          

Add To Ignore List
The tracks on Reedham Bridge were painted white some weeks ago and still functioning at noon today
They were going to trial spraying river water at Somerleyton but not heard result yet


Peter

This message was edited by Helmsman1946  on Jul-23-18 @ 6:31 PM

TerryTibbs
Jul-23-2018 @ 5:23 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Harnser Trainer
Posts: 6891
Joined: Jul 2007
TerryTibbs
          

Add To Ignore List
The trial spraying involved (so I’m led to believe) spraying them with a hose pipe. Not a lot I can say about that.

Dave

if it is to be it is up to me.

Dzign
Jul-30-2018 @ 8:17 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 799
Joined: Mar 2013
          

Add To Ignore List
If it's of any interest to anybody else, the NYA are seeking to employ a barrister in an attempt to ensure that the railway briges remain open since the BA are doing diddly squat ....


Good Afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen,

Our Summer of discontent with regard to the opening of the Broadland Bridges continues.

The Haven Bridge has finally been repaired after some 5 weeks out of service but Somerleyton & Mutford swing bridges continue to cause regular problems.

The fact is that the cost of replacement is significant (circa 30 million per bridge) and the relevant authorities seem to have their head in the sand hoping the problem (we boaters) will go away.

I am in communication with John Packman, CEO of the Broads Authority, who is in communications with Network Rail.  However these discussions have been going on for many years.  I fear we may soon be faced with a situation where one or more of the bridges fail and remain shut for months or years.

In order to understand the full legal position regarding Rights of Passage and right to redress, I would like to seek Barristers opinion on the matter.  This is estimated to cost in the region of £5,000 in legal fees, so I am asking for your help (well money actually).  We are looking for pledges for a contribution of up to £200 maximum.  Clearly the more of you who agree to help, the cheaper the cost per head will be.  We do not require any money at this stage purely the confirmation that you will share the costs (to a maximum of £200 per person) when the bill comes.  NYA will underwrite any shortfall beyond this amount.

I cannot promise that this will solve our problems but a full understanding of the current legal position will stand us in good stead and inform you of your Navigation Rights.

A full copy of the Barristers opinion will be forwarded to all donors.

Please respond by email to Lou (louise@nya.co.uk) if you are happy to support us.  If you would like to discuss further, please ring me.

Kind Regards,

JAMES FRASER
Norfolk Yacht Agency Ltd - Agents for Haines ‘Custom Built Luxury’              
Brundall Bay Marina
Brundall
Norfolk
NR13 5PN
Reg No. 1881755
VAT Number 106 7794 52
t: 0044 (0) 1603 713434
f: 0044 (0) 1603 713143
w: www.nya.co.uk
e: louise@nya.co.uk

s

L

Paladine
Jul-30-2018 @ 8:57 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mudplug Juggler
Posts: 7741
Joined: Jul 2008
Paladine
          

Add To Ignore List

"If it's of any interest to anybody else, the NYA are seeking to employ a barrister in an attempt to ensure that the railway briges remain open since the BA are doing diddly squat ...."

From the same source as the NYA email, I understand there is a meeting between the BA and Network Rail this coming Wednesday (1 Aug).

"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

Paladine
Aug-13-2018 @ 8:57 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mudplug Juggler
Posts: 7741
Joined: Jul 2008
Paladine
          

Add To Ignore List

While we’re waiting for news on any developments, here’s a thought or two.

The original agreements regarding railway bridges at Somerleyton and Reedham were drawn up when there was a viable commercial shipping trade on the rivers, so it is understandable that there should have been a guarantee of access for the coasters plying that trade (our local wherries had no problems getting through them). There was, evidently, no such agreement regarding the railway bridge at Potter Heigham, as that was a fixed bridge (now replaced by a fixed road bridge). Access to the Upper Thurne was already restricted by the old medieval road bridge, so if a boat could get through that, it could also get through the old railway bridge.

Historically, boats (both leisure and commercial) were built that could get through the P/H road bridge and other low bridges. There are also fixed bridges in Great Yarmouth, Wroxham, Ludham and Beccles that similarly limit access, not to mention those in Norwich.

With so many low, fixed bridges already in place on the Broads, I really do wonder why so much fuss is being made over these two swing bridges. I haven’t noticed anyone starting a campaign to remove or replace any of the inhibiting road bridges.

OK, so I might be playing Devil’s advocate, but it appears that the noise is being made by those selling, or owning, leisure boats that can’t navigate under those bridges, either at all, or only at certain states of tide. Other that seeking to enforce any legal, or less formal, agreements regarding the openings, has the BA ever suggested that the unreliability of the bridges has caused, or will cause, any financial damage to the Broads, either by loss of income from visiting boats, or loss of tolls from boats leaving the Broads?



"..for the avoidance of any doubt, the broads are not legally a national park and do not come under the national park legislation, and nor will they."
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DEFRA (Hansard 2015)

annville
Aug-13-2018 @ 9:34 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 990
Joined: Oct 2013
          

Add To Ignore List
There was a swing bridge at St olaves on the new cut. The council removed this and built a high bridge to replace it.John

PAGE: 1 2 3

Home Photo Gallery Days Afloat Contact Us
Chat Room Downloads Norfolk Broads @ Amazon Make My Logo
Shops & Businesses Members Gear Norfolk Broads @ EBay Holiday Calendar
Pub Guide Tide Tables SOS List Popular Threads
2017 Calendar Contest Make A Donation Links Hireboat Info
Norfolk Broads @ CafePress FAQ Broads Quiz Forum Events
Advertise With Us Forum Shop Boating Bits Stickys and FAQs Boating Bits Hirecraft List

 

 

 



Copyright © 2005 Y2KInternet, All Rights Reserved.