Jersey

Jersey's Elizabeth Harbour bridge extension delayed by weather

Repairs to the Elizabeth Harbour extension bridge in Jersey's St Helier have been delayed due to bad weather.

The linkspan - a bridge used to move cars on and off ferries - was ordered from Rotterdam, in Holland, but has not yet left the dock.

The £5.5m project aims to improve access for boats and allow more ferries to berth on the island.

The Ports of Jersey said it hopes for a weather window soon so the linkspan can be delivered.

It said the harbour's current linkspan, built in the 1970s was "beyond economical repair and of little benefit to existing harbour operations".

Repairs were due to be completed by Spring 2014, but there is now no clear date for when it is likely to be finished.

The Ports of Jersey said; "When the bridge arrives, there will be a period for installation, testing and commissioning before it can enter service."

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