The Floating Bridge has run aground in East Cowes.
Passengers and cars are currently stranded on both sides of the Medina on Wednesday (August 8).
A spokesman for Isle of Wight Council said: “The Floating Bridge is out of service temporarily. The Folly Ventures are currently shuttling passengers across the river and the Jenny Lee is in operation from 2.30pm.”
The Floating Bridge is out of service temporarily. The Folly Ventures are currently shuttling passengers across the river and the Jenny Lee is in operation from 2.30pm. pic.twitter.com/Xpp0D5l1Cv
— IOW Council Official (@iwight) August 8, 2018
Update @ 4.05pm: Isle of Wight Council have confirmed the Floating Bridge is now back in service.
Isle of Wight Council haven’t released any details of how the Floating Bridge became inoperable or any information relating to its return to service.
Social media has reacted in an unforgiving way – see below:
— Amber Bourne (@amberiow) August 8, 2018
Crappy journey comes full circle due to the floating bridge being out of action…
— Russell Shanks (@RustyS91) August 8, 2018
What an atrocious floating bridge this has been, from the start.
Time those responsible for it were held to task, it is awful for taxpayers and holidaymakers alike.
— MikeW (@mikewiow) August 8, 2018