Broads Bridges - new contact details

P.S. to September Heads Up

Contacting Swing Bridge Operators:

I have just been informed by Tom Waterrfall, Senior Communications Officer of the Broads Authority, of some positive news concerning  the establishment of direct phone links with the operators of the swing bridges on the Broads. 
He reports that Network Rail have installed direct and dedicated contact numbers for these bridges. You can now use these numbers to speak directly to the bridge operators, for information on the operational status of the bridge.

For Oulton Broad swing bridge: Tel 0330 852 5351.

For Reedham Swing Bridge: Tel 0330 858 4655.

For Somerleyton Swing Bridge: Tel 0330 858 4656.

Contact to the Swing Bridge operators is also possible on VHF Radio Channel 12.

More information about navigating the bridges and opening times can be found on the Broads Authority website:

Let us hope this development improves communication and reduces frustration!


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