Bascule Bridge plays its part in Lowestoft's Remembrance Day commemorations

November 9, 2015

Crowds cross the Bascule Bridge on route to the Remembrance Day Parade.

ABP’s Port of Lowestoft suspended its normal bridge operations to facilitate the town’s Remembrance Day Parade on Sunday.

Although scheduled to open to allow at 11.15am to allow shipping access into and out of the port, port owner ABP directed the bridge should remain closed to allow the parade to pass safely.

The bridge is again to remain closed on Wednesday between 10.50am and 11.10am to avoid disrupting Armistice Day commemorations.

Lowestoft Port Manager Paul Brooks said: “The port not just a key driver of the economy of Lowestoft but plays an important role in the life of the community as well. We appreciate many of the local people wishing to attend the commemorations need wheelchair access and so it is essential the bridge remain closed to facilitate that.

“The port served as a vital harbour in the Second World War and everyone here is proud to play our part in honouring that today.”

The bridge’s Small Vessel opening at 11.15hrs was delayed until 1145hrs on Sunday, 8 November, only and returns to normal operation from Sunday, 15 November.