The Floating Bridge has run aground at East Cowes today (Wednesday), forcing cars to reverse up the slipway and foot passengers to queue for a pedestrian launch.


The Isle of Wight Council says the small launch Folly Ventures has been running a shuttle service and was due to be replaced by the larger Jenny Lee at 2.30pm.

Motorists will need to drive via Newport.

The Chain Ferry has been running extra hours for busy Cowes Week and a huge queue has formed in East Cowes.

We’re awaiting a comment from the Isle of Wight Council.

1. The Floating Bridge is aground

2. The Floating Bridge is aground

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3. The Floating Bridge is aground