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Twin Sails Bridge

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Twin Sails Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
Poole- Twin Sails Bridge starts to be raised.jpg
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From:  Poole
To:  Lower Hamworthy
Highway Authority
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Opening Date
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Lifting Bridge
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A350

The Twin Sails Bridge was opened in 2012 to help relieve the neighbouring Poole Bridge and provide a permanent link across the channel - the two bridges should never be open at the same time.

The bridge lifts to provide clearance for boats heading into Holes Bay, with the road deck cut in such a way that when lifted it resembles two sails blocking the road ahead.

In 2018, it emerged that there was a problem with the lifting mechanism, while maintenance costs of the bridge regularly have run substantially over what was budgeted for[1].


Twin Sails Bridge
Related Pictures
View gallery (9)
Poole- the Twin Sails Bridge is fully raised.jpgPoole- Twin Sails Bridge starts to be raised.jpgPoole- warning lights on the Twin Sails Bridge.jpgPoole- Twin Sails Bridge Approach.jpgPoole- red man on the Twin Sails Bridge.jpg
Other nearby roads
NCN2 • A35 • A338 • A348 • A349 • A350 • A3030 (Poole) • A3031 (Poole) • A3040 • A3049 • B3061 • B3065 • B3068 • B3074 • B3090 (Poole) • B3093 • B3368 (Poole) • B3369 • Studland Motor Road
Crossings of the River Frome & Poole Harbour
River FromeMaiden Newton Bridge • Whitfield Bridge • Poundbury Bridge • Greys Bridge • Dorchester Bypass Bridge • Hurst Bridges • Wool Bridge • Holme Bridge • Stoborough Bridge • South Bridge (Wareham)
Poole HarbourPoole Bridge • Twin Sails Bridge • Sandbanks Ferry

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