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Bridge lifting

After the first bridge lifts, the second bridge will open as soon as possible.

The first bridge will open again, if required, for returning vessels.

All vessels must be visible and on station when requesting a lift. It is advised to make contact with the Bridge Operator on channel 12 notifying them.

If there are no inbound requests at the timetable times but outbound, Twin Sails will lift first.

The bridges will only lift on request.

Until further notice, the lifting schedule of Poole Bridge and Twin Sails will be as per the schedule below.

Poole Bridge

5:30am

Poole Bridge

6:30am

Poole Bridge

7:30am

Poole Bridge

8:30am*

Poole Bridge

9:30am

Poole Bridge

10:30am

Poole Bridge

11:30am

Poole Bridge

12:30pm

Poole Bridge

1:30pm*

Poole Bridge

2:30pm

Poole Bridge

3:30pm

Poole Bridge

4:30pm

Poole Bridge

5:30pm*

Poole Bridge

6:30pm

Poole Bridge

7:30pm

Poole Bridge

8:30pm*

Poole Bridge

9:30pm

Poole Bridge

10:30pm

Poole Bridge

11:30pm

 

* Weekends and bank holidays only

*Poole Bridge will lift first for all lifting cycles, Twin Sails opens immediately afterwards.

Last updated: 18 October 2023

Unscheduled lifts

When hourly lifts are scheduled, the only unscheduled lifts will be under the direction of the Harbour Master, or from commercial vessels longer than 40 metres.

To apply, download the the application form for an unscheduled bridge lift for a commercial vessel.

Mariners need to check the headroom displays at the bridge to judge if they can pass below without the bridge being lifted.

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