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Delays expected as abnormal loads travel through Norfolk and Suffolk

17:17 13 June 2014

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Police are warning motorists about a series of abnormal loads that will be travelling through Norfolk and Suffolk next week.

On Monday a boat measuring 5.2m wide, 5m high and 22m long, weighing 52 tonnes, will be escorted by Suffolk Police from Colchester to Wroxham from 9.30am.

The convoy will follow the A12 from the Essex border, A14, A11, A140, A1042 and A1151 to the site.

Then on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday three crane bases, measuring 5.8m wide, will be escorted from Seatrax in Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth, to Felixstowe Dock.

A base will be taken each day, leaving Great Yarmouth at 10am travelling on the A12, A47, A11, A1304, A14, A142, A14, and local roads to the site.

Delays are expected.


  • Any particular reason the crane bases are not being loaded onto a suitable barge here and taken directly to Felixstowe by sea. Same for the 22mtr boat from Essex. Load out of either Harwich, Felixstowe or further up the River Orwell onto a barge then bring it straight into Yarmouth to a waiting low loader for the final leg of its journey to Wroxham.

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    Sunday, June 15, 2014

  • ThePresence, I suspect that you have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, but just want to try and badmouth the port. Plenty of cranes work in the outer harbour, handling all types of cargo. The cranes which were removed were container handling cranes. None of the loads mentioned in the article are containers, so they would not have been handled by those cranes anyway. I suggest that if you know nothing about the subject, you say nothing!

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    Saturday, June 14, 2014

  • and if there were still cranes that actually worked at the Outer Failure there would be no need for the disruption on the main trunk roads.

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    Friday, June 13, 2014

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