PENARTH MARINA SWING BRIDGE OUT OF ACTION

The Penarth Marina swing bridge rotates through 90 degrees to reach acioss to the opposite side of the waterway. Red lights flash when it's in traqnsit and a complicated series of interlocked automatic gates opens to admit pedestrians

The Penarth Marina swing bridge rotates through 90 degrees to reach across to the opposite side of the waterway. Red lights flash when it’s in transit and a complicated series of interlocked automatic gates opens to admit pedestrians

The swing bridge which allows pedestrians to cross Penarth Marina from Town Quay has been closed pending a review of its operations 

The bridge has been in operation since the inner basin of the Marina was first opened.

The bridge is now "parked" at the side of Town Quay leaving the waterway free for boat movements

The bridge is now “parked” at the side of Town Quay leaving the waterway free for boat movements. It won’t move again until its operations have been thoroughly checked out

It is controlled from the Marina Harbourmaster’s Office but pedestrians can press a button to close the bridge when necessary. The only other pedestrian route across the Marina is via the top of the inner lock gates – otherwise pedestrians have to walk the long-way around via Penarth Portway.

Penarth Quay Marina manager Stuart Jones apologises for the inconvenience but says s “the swing bridge is out of action whist a full review of its operation is undertaken”.

The bridge won’t be returned to use until Quay Marinas are satisfied that it is functioning correctly.  The firm says the safety of users is paramount.

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