THE Cowes to East Cowes Floating Bridge is to be out of service even longer than expected.

Continuing works to the floating bridge are now expected to go on at least until Tuesday, August 4.

It was supposed to have been back working already.

The launch service for foot passengers will continue to operate from 5am to 11pm (6.30am to 11pm Sundays).

It is undergoing maintenance.

It has now been out of action for 17 days.