Arch 1 (on the Middlesex bank) is currently closed due to works taking place there.
More information about this, including maps of how to navigate through the bridge and why crews going in BOTH DIRECTIONS must take EXTRA care can be found here: https://www.cygnet-rc.org.uk/post-barnes_bridge_arch_closure.html
Arch 1 will, however, be OPEN during the period of the river closure for the Fours Head 2021. This includes the marshalling period. Crews should note:
- Officially, the river closure ends at Barnes Bridge when the last racing crew passes through the bridge, so crews returning to clubs up river of Barnes Bridge (e.g. TSS, Quintin, MAA, Putney Town, UL) after that time MAY need to go through the centre arch.
- The contractor aims to position a guard boat there during the race in line with the works to safeguard crews. Pay attention to any instructions given by those on this boat.
- Visiting crews training on the Tideway outside the river closure must be aware of this change to the usual navigation.