Floating Bridge runs aground leaving passengers stranded

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.”

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.

Huge queues for the Floating Bridge
A small but packed boat is seemingly ferrying passengers across the Medina

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