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Cowes Floating Bridge

REF NR: 593

"For many years two floating bridges were maintained simultaneously, with the second (and older) bridge used during overhauls of the main bridge. In recent years only one bridge has been owned, with a foot passenger ferry used during overhauls. The first bridge was owned by the Floating Bridge Company. The 1882 and 1896 bridges were owned by the Steam Packet Company. Subsequent bridges were ordered by the local council, who numbered them 1 to 5, so the current bridge No.5 is the 8th bridge on the route."

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