THERE has been some confusion over the floating bridge operations this week.

The Isle of Wight Council admitted this morning (Monday) they had released the wrong information last week.

On Friday, the council warned passengers in a press release to media that the floating bridge would be out of action from 7am to 7pm from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12.

They said experts will be fitting new chains to the Cowes floating bridge to replace the older existing chains ­which are at the end of the normal operating life of three years.

A foot passenger service will be in place for the week, from 5am each morning.

Today, at 6am, the council tweeted, "Contrary to media reports, the Cowes Floating Bridge is operating as normal today."

The council has since tweeted, "Unfortunately, the dates in our press release were wrong. Apologies to anyone who has been inconvenienced this morning.

"The floating bridge is running today. From tomorrow, it will be having its chains replaced. Passenger launch starts tomorrow at 5am, until Friday afternoon."