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Oct 13th
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Simpson Bay Bridge Summer Opening Schedule.

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We would like to thank all who assisted with this seasons traffic through the Simpson bay bridge.

Summer opening times will start Monday May 16th, 2011.We will determine when going back to six openings a day later as the high season gets approaches again.

This year there will be four openings:
At 09:30-11:30am, the vessel traffic will be outbound first and after that inbound on the same opening times.
At 4:30 pm outbound traffic allowed
At 5:30 pm inbound traffic allowed.

We would like to remind all vessels to call " Bridge Attendant" on VHF channel 12 before transiting, stating their name and intention to enter or depart.
Smaller vessels going into the lagoon may call in for an exact opening time and enter in the channel and standby to reduce the transit time.
Jetskis should use the north part which does not swing and rowboats and kayaks should not enter the channel when the bridge is in operation.

There will be special openings in case of inclement weather and during Hurricane Season which will be communicated via e-mail, marine VHF –Radio Channel 12, local radio stations and if enough time the local / regional newspapers .Bridge attendants will be near their stations if such is required in order to answer any radio requests.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 April 2011 21:15 )