Emergency Modular Cube Pontoon for Rapid Response

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We received a call at 10:00pm from one of our ‘Rail Network’ customers requiring an emergency modular cube pontoon for rapid response due to a damaged swing bridge in Norfolk. The bridge spanned a wide flowing waterway and access to the swing seat bearings was only possible from the water.

Somerleyton Swing Bridge

Damaged 120 year old swing bridge


Due to the nature of the initial call the customer was not sure what size pontoon he would require until an assessment of the bridge was made on site. We had a 5m x 5m  modular cube pontoon on site by the next morning 250 miles away. We supplied safety railings with the pontoon to safeguard rail workers.

Modular cube pontoon work platform

Rail maintenance crew inspecting damaged swing bridge

On site discussion led to a smaller pontoon of 3.5m x 2m being launched and towed out to the bridge by a small boat to carry out initial investigation of the bridge. Wardle Marine Services Ltd. staff remained on site to offer support to the rail maintenance crew whilst a repair plan was formulated and assisted with the launch and recovery of the inspection pontoon.

Emergency bridge inspection pontoon

Emergency bridge inspection pontoon


If you need a pontoon urgently contact us on (01420) 86229. We have a large rental stock available for rapid response nationwide.

By | 2017-05-09T13:22:35+00:00 7th Oct, 2016|Emergency call out, news, Pontoon, Pontoon Solutions, Pontoons, Rentals|Comments Off on Emergency Modular Cube Pontoon for Rapid Response

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Wardle Marine Services are the premier UK and European supplier of modular pontoon, drive on dock and EZ Dock solutions. Call us today on (+44) 01420 86229 for help with any pontoon questions you may have!