THE FLOATING Bridge is to remain out of service until next week whilst the council carries out repairs to the ferry service.

The council run service will continue to be withheld as repairs stretch into their third day.

The Isle of Wight Council Tweeted: "The Cowes to East Cowes Floating Bridge will be out of service until early next week.

"This is to enable necessary repairs to the prow and hinge assembly.

"It is anticipated that the repairs will be completed with the bridge returning to full service early next week."

Alternatively a replacement foot passenger launch is in place, operating a shuttle service between 5am and 11pm each day.