Norfolk Broads Bridge Heights

The Norfolk Broads bridge heights listed below are given for average high water during the summer season. Please check the bridge height gauge before proceeding. Lower masts and canopies and keep everyone off deck until safely through the bridge. The Broads Bridges Photo Gallery features a photo of each of the bridges listed below.


River Bure

Wroxham Rail4.5715′
Wroxham Road (Arched)2.217 ‘3″
Yarmouth Acle Road2.137′
Yarmouth Vauxhall2.066′ 9″

River Ant

Ludham2.598′ 6″

River Thurne

Potter Heigham New2.317’7″
Potter Heigham Old (Arched)1.986’6″

River Yare

Thorpe Rail (2 Bridges)1.836′
Postwick Viaduct10.6735′
Reedham Swing Bridge3.0510′
Breydon Fixed3.9613′
Breydon Road Lifting3.5111′ 6″

River Waveney

Beccles Road Old (Arched)1.986′ 6″
Beccles Bypass New3.6612′
Somerleyton Swing Bridge2.598′ 6″
St Olaves2.448′

New Cut

Haddiscoe New Cut7.3224′

River Wensum

Bishop Bridge (Limit of navigation for hire craft)3.210’6″
Lady Julian (Pedestrian Swing Bridge)3.9613′
Novi Sad (Pedestrian Swing Bridge)4.8816′
Carrow (Lift)4.2714′
Trowse Swing Bridge2.749′


To arrange a bridge opening on the River Wensum in Norwich please contact Broads Control on 01603 756056, gIving at least 24 hours notice. Trowse swing bridge opening times are limited, please check the Notices to Mariners page on the Broads Authority website for further information.