Photos: Temporary Dock At Kindley Field Road

May 18, 2017 | 22 Comments

Motorists travelling in the Kindley Field Road area have probably noticed that a temporary floating dock has recently been assembled and installed adjacent to the bus stop near the Causeway and airport.

Earlier this year America’s Cup Bermuda [ACBDA] filed a planning application for the construction of a temporary dock located adjacent to Kindley Field.

The planning application said in part, “Proposed construction of a temporary dock located adjacent to Kindley Field Road, close to the junction with the Causeway.

“Consisting of a T-shaped floating dock 110ft. Long connected to the shoreline via a 55ft long access gangway. Associated works to improve existing lay-by / bus stop.”

We asked for an update, and the ACBDA told Bernews, “It is a temporary public dock, signage will go on it shortly. It has been erected as a Touch and Go dock for public use in the East End – no tying up and leaving your boat!

“We anticipate it will be widely used by people in the east end who are heading to Dockyard and the America’s Cup Village or to the racecourse spectator area.”

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  1. sage says:

    Should probably be permanent, the bailey bridge was temporary too though so…

  2. Good Stuff says:

    That thing went up fast! Looking forward to using it.

    When will it be removed again?

    • wahoo says:

      Floating docks are pretty easy to set up – not to say that the contractor did not work really hard.

  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    Fantastic! Should be left there permanently.

    The only problem is, how long before decides that it should become their own free place to keep their boat. That problem is bad enough now with people leaving their boats at public docks for long periods of time unattended.

    Anything left more than a couple hours should be ticketed. More than 4 hours, towed & pay an additional release fee to cover costs of towing & some.

  4. San George says:

    Some people don’t get anything because they don’t try hard enough – changing my name to ACBDA – how much will that cost?

  5. Curious says:

    Very impressive as a temporary water taxi access point.

    Given the challenges of our Bermuda roads at times this innovative system may soon become permanent. A wonderful opportunity for those who enjoy the water views of our lovely island.

    We need to give ourselves permission to innovate and be disruptive to traditional and at time inefficient patterns so we can host ourselves and our guests better.

    It will be interesting to see what boats are used to pick up our special guests.

  6. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    Might as well just keep it there! Looks good…

  7. Family Man says:

    Looks pretty good but come on, they could tart-up those two butt-ugly rusty piles. I know it’s only temporary, but good impressions count.

    • puzzled says:

      Give em time.
      Lord.
      Bermudians b!%@h about everything.

      First good blow it will be gone.

  8. Say Whaat says:

    Boats need to remember that people swim in this area.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Been through that area by boat many many times. Never ever seen anyone swim there. Not a safe place to swim anyway with the tidal current in the channel.

    • Um Um says:

      Boats are incapable of cognitive functions like remembering.

    • wahoo says:

      Oh….yes remember boaters that people swim in water.

  9. Y-Gurl says:

    Cool a temporary dock to match the temporary bridge installed by the temporary government

  10. Spit Bouy says:

    Looks great and should be permanent, they should also restore the one that was on the Castle Harbour side. Pity that one was left to be destroyed by the last hurricane.

    Sadly I don’t think it will be long before it’s covered in scales, trash and stinks to high heaven by people who will surely abuse it. It should be gated, fenced off and only open in tune with the airport operating hours. Anyone found fishing from it should be fined, heavily!.

    • sage says:

      The bridge has ‘Fishing Prohibited” signs all over it and I don’t recall any of the scores of people that have openly fished there in broad daylight for years ever getting charged for illegal fishing there, then again billionaires don’t go over there so…

      • Spit Bouy says:

        @ Sage,

        Yup and the trash left behind is nothing short of disgraceful. Not just for billionaires though, I have picked up people at the other dock and am certainly not in that bracket lol.

        Besides it is a good addition to the airport infrastructure and it could be quite useful in the future in times of emergency like if the causeway is closed by a traffic accident. People could be moved from Coney Island and Grotto Bay Hotel if need be. It should not be allowed to become a new fishing spot and eyesore.

  11. Triangle Drifter says:

    Signs on public docks don’t stop the fishing. Darrells Wharf has been disgusting for years. In the next month it will be one extremely busy place.

    Hope somebody from sanitation has made arrangements for bigger dumpsters to be installed & also for them to be emptied frequently.

  12. Question says:

    When are they going to put lights on it? Before or after someone hits it? Marine rules state it needs lights.

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