Sunday 17th Oct 2021 19:30: Tamar Bridge dedicated pedestrian and cycle way now reopened. Shuttle Bus service has now stopped operating
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Tamar Bridge

19 October 2021 09:44

Plymouth (Westbound)

Light Traffic

Saltash (Eastbound)

Light Traffic

Torpoint Ferry

19 October 2021 09:44

Devonport (Westbound)

No Wait (2 Ferry Service)

Torpoint (Eastbound)

No Wait (2 Ferry Service)

Ferry. 08:45. queues have now been cleared, just a short wait either side of the river. There are still more shipping movements planned this morning which may cause delays to the timetable. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ferry. 08:00. 3 ferries are now in service. However there are multiple shipping movements this morning which are adding to the timetable disruption. Up to 30 minutes wait either side of the river. ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago  ·  

Ferry 07:05 – Slight delays (15 to 30 mins) both sides this morning due to earlier emergency ambulance & one ferry out of service – Our electrical team are trying to identify a prow lowering problem & ferry crews are working hard to maximise loads – updates to follow. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ferry. 06:45. Due to an electrical fault with the Plym ferry prow we are running a 2 ferry service this morning. Maintenance team are in attendance. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ferry 06:15 - The night service ferry is now underway with the emergency ambulance and will be arriving shortly at Devonport for its slightly late 06:15 departure. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ferry - The 06:00 service from Torpoint has been held while we wait for a emergency blue light ambulance from Torpoint. ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago  ·  

Bridge: 21:15. Tamar Bridge dedicated pedestrian and cycle way now reopened. Shuttle Bus service has now stopped operating. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Ferry - Devonport - 20:36 Tamar ferry left early due to another blue light emergency crossing ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Ferry - Devonport - Lynher ferry left early with 2 blue light emergancy ambulances on board to Torpoint ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Ferry;18;50 Good evening. Two scheduled ferries remain in service with no delays on either side of the river. ... See MoreSee Less

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Tamar Bridge resurfacing works completed two weeks ahead of schedule The resurfacing works on the Tamar Bridge will be completed this weekend, with all four lanes due to re-open to traffic on Sunday evening.The complex project has been completed two weeks ahead of schedule, enabling the bridge to be fully open for the October half term break.Following the opening of all three lanes on the main deck on Sunday evening, the South Cantilever will revert back to use by pedestrians, cyclists and mobility scooters, with the North Cantilever being used by Saltash and local traffic. The shuttle bus service will remain in place until all the lanes have re—opened. Welcoming the re-opening of all traffic lanes, Councillors Jonathan Drean and Martin Worth, the Joint Chairs of the Tamar Bridge and Torpoint Ferry Joint Committee, said everyone had worked very hard to complete the project as quickly as possible while meeting the high standards required. “The Tamar Bridge carries around 16 million vehicles a year, providing a vital transport link between Cornwall and Devon“ they said. “Maintaining the bridge is essential for the safety of bridge users and in ensuring a long service life for the structure”. “The bridge needs to be resurfaced every 20 to 25 years to prevent damage occurring to the steel deck. The resurfacing was originally due to be carried out during 2020, but had to be postponed until this year because of the coronavirus pandemic and the need to complete the kerb replacement works. Delaying the project again would have resulted in further damage to the surfacing material, leading to cracks which then enables water to penetrate onto the steel plates underneath with the potential for corrosion to occur.” “We recognise the challenges that the resurfacing project has caused for local residents, people going to work, bus and coach companies, hauliers and other local businesses, and are delighted that the works have been completed two weeks ahead of schedule” . The project, which has included resurfacing the toll plaza area and the bridge approaches, and the replacement of all six of the bridge movement joints, as well as resurfacing the three lanes on the bridge deck and both cantilevers, has been carried out by specialist contractor VolkerLaser. This involved carrying out a series of highly complex procedures in sequence. After removing 949 tonnes of existing surface material using a road planer, the teams applied 1,920kg of paint ‘primer’ to the deck. Two layers of waterproofing - 8,500m2 – were then applied to provide vital corrosion protection to the steel deck plates. Two thin layers of the surfacing material were then applied before the final process of laying the road markings was carried out. VolkerLaser site manager, Andy Smith, said “We are delighted to be completing works on the Tamar Bridge two weeks earlier than planned. The team has worked tirelessly to complete the resurfacing works, and it’s been a pleasure to work on such an iconic structure”. Ends ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Ferry; 17:35 hrs. Traffic easing off at Torpoint. Arriving in the lanes now, you will have a 15min wait to board and depart. Two ferries are in service. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Ferry: 17:14hrs. Torpoint now as a waiting time of up to 30mins for the next available ferry. ... See MoreSee Less

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Ferry: 16;27hrs. Traffic building up at Torpoint as vehicles start returning back to Devonport. Currently 15-30 min wait. ... See MoreSee Less

2 days ago  ·  

Ferry: 20:54hrs. The 21:00 service from Torpoint had to leave early due to an Emergency blue light vehicle crossing request. ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago  ·  

Ferry: 1927hrs. The 1930hrs service from Torpoint, left early due to an emergency blue light vehicle crossing request. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·  

Bridge: 18:35 Very slow moving traffic eastbound due to a lorry breakdown. Lorry is moving now very slowly. Traffic management is opening 2 lanes eastbound. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago  ·  

Bridge: 17:40. Stationary traffic eastbound caused by broken down vehicle which has now moved away. Traffic is now moving eastbound with delays as a result. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago  ·  

Bridge – 60th Anniversary of Tamar BridgeNext week we will be staging a series of events to mark the 60th anniversary of the Tamar Bridge which takes place on Sunday, 24th October. These include a new anniversary exhibition in the Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre and tours of the under-bridge. A number of family animation workshops will also be held during half term week (25th to 29th October).We will also be unveiling new panels about the bridge which will be erected on the fencing at both ends of the south cantilever. These will have links to oral histories and music videos produced by local people.As part of the celebrations we will also be temporarily lighting up the two bridge towers, the Tamar Crossings office and the Toll Plaza.The temporary lighting scheme, which will remain in place throughout the week, has been carefully designed to minimise light pollution and disturbance to bridge users and neighbours.Flicker free, low intensity/energy uplighters will be discretely positioned to softly enhance the tower faces above the road deck and the toll plaza canopy. In order to protect marine and estuarial habitats, no high-powered spot lights will be used along the foreshores and all lights will be suitably shrouded to minimise unwanted glare. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago  ·  

Bridge : 10:15 Full service of the shuttle bus has now been resumed. ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago  ·  

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