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YARMOUTH BRIDGE DUE FOR MAINTENANCE
Yarmouth Bridge will be closed for several days at the end of March 2017 for annual maintenance.
As part of the work by Island Roads, four wheels which are integral to the bridge’s opening and closing
mechanism will be replaced as they are nearing the end of their working life.
The bridge will be closed from 8am on Monday March 27 and is scheduled to be reopen at 5pm on
Saturday April 1. The usual diversion during bridge maintenance will be in place, via A3054 Bridge Road,
River Road, Tennyson Road and Bouldnor Road, B3401 Thorley Road, Wilmingham Lane, B3399 Newport
Road, A3055 Afton Road, School Green Road, Tennyson Road and The Avenue, A3054 Colwell Road,
Hill Lane and Halletts Shute. Light traffic up to 6ft 6in in width can also use Hooke Hill, Copse Lane and
Pedestrian access will be maintained during the project.
The work has been scheduled to be undertaken outside of the main tourism season and before the busy
Easter period. Advance signs will be placed on the approach to the bridge in the weeks prior to closure
while local organisations including emergency services will also receive specific details ahead of work.
Victoria Keefe, Island Roads structures engineer, said: “We realise that this work will have an impact
on road users but it is impossible to perform the maintenance and replace the wheels without a full
“Keeping on top of maintenance and by replacing the necessary parts now will also help to reduce
the likelihood of any future problems.”
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Sandown is a seaside town within Sandown Bay nestling on the south coast of the Isle of Wight. The town is famous for its golden sandy beach and has been delighting holiday makers for over 150 years. Sandown seafront is just yards from the town’s shops, café’s, pubs and restaurants and is within easy level walking along the towns broad promenades and sea wall.
The sea is safe to bathe in and in the main season, beginning of July to September. In 2017 this will be from 08 July to 03 September. With Sandown having a mild climate it constantly has a high placing in the UK’s sunshine records just what is needed for a summer holiday. Sandown is one of only four beaches, in 2016, on the Island to have gained a Seaside Award.
Along Culver Parade, in Sandham Gardens, you will find crazy golf and a putting green which will re-open on Friday 07 april 2017 (9.30am -5.30pm), - weather permitting) as well as a skate park, Adizone, and children’s play areas. The last three are free of charge, and free of supervision, so Parents/Guardians must take responsibility. In the same area is the Bowls Club. Further along is Sandown Zoo with a Tiger Sanctuary and also Dinosaur Isle Museum.
Sandown can also offer an 18 hole Golf Course at the Shanklin & Sandown Golf Club, as well as the ability for people to fly their own planes into Sandown Airport. Sandown holds regular events such as Sandown Carnival which is held in July and Sandown Regatta and Illuminated Carnival which are held in August. November will see the culmination of the Carnival activities with a grand firework display, plus entertainment, on bonfire night, starting at 6.00pm along the Esplanade in Sandown.
Sandown is a typical Victorian town surrounded by a wealth of natural features. To the North is Culver Downs which is mostly owned and managed by the National Trust. Nearby inland are Sandown levels, one of the few freshwater wetlands on the Isle of Wight where you can bird watch. At extremely low tides a petrified forest is partially revealed in the northern part of Sandown Bay.