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Town Bridge Schedule

Please note that during COVID-19 there are changes to the standard bridge schedule. please Follow the information provided in the latest Notice to Mariners and check the Coronavirus Information section of our website.

Weymouth Town bridge operates on a summer (15th April - 15th September) and winter routine, please check the timetable below to ascertain whether pre-booking is required for your desired lift. Vessels waiting for a lift should be within sight of the bridge and monitor VHF Channel 12.

Our full bridge timetable is below alternatively contact the Harbour Office via VHF Channel 12 or on +44 (0)1305 838423 (answerphone when not manned).

Air height boards are situated on either side of the bridge showing clearance heights at the centre of the arch.

SUMMER ROUTINE (15TH APRIL TO 15TH SEPTEMBER INCLUSIVE)
Vessels requiring a bridge lift should be within sight of the bridge or have called on VHF Channel 12
APRIL (15TH-30TH) MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT (1ST-15TH)
0800 0800 0800 0800 0800 0800
1000 1000 1000 1000 1000 1000
1200 1200 1200 1200 1200 1200
1400 1400 1400 1400 1400 1400
1600 1600 1600 1600 1600 1600
1800 1800 1800 1800 1800 1800
2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000
    2100 2100 2100  
WINTER ROUTINE (0800, 1000, 1200, 1400, 1600, 1800)

During this period please ensure you give us a minimum of 1 hours notice if you require a bridge lift, with the exception of following dates:

  • Christmas Eve – minimum 1hrs notification, last bridge lift at 14:00hrs
  • Christmas Day – no bridge opening
  • Boxing Day – minimum 1hrs notification, last bridge lift 14:00hrs
  • New Year’s Eve - minimum 1hrs notification, last bridge lift 14:00hrs
  • New Year’s Day – no bridge opening

For safety reasons traffic through the bridge is one way, controlled by traffic lights. Priority is broadcast on VHF Channel 12 prior to the bridge lift. Traffic lights apply to all vessels whether they require a bridge lift or not. For your own safety and the safety of others you must observe and conform to bridge navigation lights and the instructions of bridge operators at all times. To minimise the time the bridge is raised, vessels are requested to maintain close formation to the vessel ahead as safe navigation will permit.

Town Bridge navigation traffic lights are different from and should not be confused with Pierhead traffic signals.

Weymouth Town Bridge at night