Cowes Floating Bridge

Floating Bridge Number 6

Floating bridge number 6

Floating Bridge number 6, between Cowes and East Cowes entered service in May 2017.

The original business case for the Solent Gateway Project, which included the replacement floating bridge is available on the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) website. To view the business case click here. (PDF, 3.32MB, 209 pages).

To view the statement of requirements for the floating bridge replacement click here (PDF, 208 KB, 11 pages).

To view the Cowes Floating Bridge Operators meeting notes click here  (PDF,18 KB, 2 pages)

To view the stakeholder analysis for the floating bridge replacement click here (PDF, 188 KB, 1 page).

To view the technical specification for the replacement floating bridge click here  (PDF, 2.73 MB, 138 pages).

To view the brief for the PWC Phase 1 audit click here  (PDF, 102KB, 5 pages).

To view floating bridge number 6 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) click here  (PDF, 219 KB, 4 pages).

To view the Isle of Wight Council floating bridge trading account for the period 2012-2017 click here  (PDF,  44 KB, 1 page).

To view a copy of the floating bridge financial summary to July 2017 click here  (PDF, 12KB, 1 page)

To view a copy of the redacted - Floating Bridge Project Funding Agreement 2016-17 click here (PDF, 4 MB, 29 Pages).

Meetings and Minutes

The following meetings were held and redacted minutes for these meetings are available:

Floating Bridge Project Board Notes 25/03/2015 click here (PDF, 619 KB, 4 pages)

Floating Bridge Project Board Notes 06/05/2105 click here (PDF, 570 KB, 4 pages)

Naval architects initial meeting minutes click here (PDF, 358 KB, 3 pages)

BTCQ minutes of meeting J-10384-00-003 click here (PDF, 332 KB, 6 pages)

BTCQ minutes of meeting J-10384-00-004 click here (PDF, 165 KB,3 pages)

BTCQ minutes of meeting J-10384-00-005 click here(PDF, 159 KB, 2 pages)

BTCQ minutes of meeting J-10384-00-015 click here  (PDF, 717 KB, 10 pages)

IOW minutes of steering committee 15/03/2016 click here (PDF, 484 KB, 7 pages)

IOW minutes of steering committee 24/05/2016 click here (PDF, 623 KB, 7 pages)

IOW minutes of steering committee 06/07/2016 click here (PDF, 598 KB, 10 pages)

IOW minutes of steering committee 16/08/2016 click here (PDF, 651 KB, 9 pages)

IOW minutes of steering committee 14/09/2016 click here (PDF, 633 KB, 9 pages)

IOW minutes of steering committee 13/10/2016 click here(PDF, 504 KB,7 pages)

Please note:  no further documents will be added to this web page from the end of October 2018.