The Floating Bridge will be out of service once again tomorrow (Wednesday).

Planned maintenance will see services suspended between 9.30am and 3.30pm while works are undertaken to ensure noise levels are mitigated.

These works will include replacing the damaged 'shoe' on the Cowes prow and replacement of the cheek plates.

A launch service for foot passengers and cyclists will be in operation during this time.

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The news comes less than three weeks after a problem with its west side prow.

The boat has racked up a significant period of absence over the last twelve months, most recently between 9:30am and 12:30pm, on January 14.