New Hartsholme Park white bridge plans approved

Plans to build a new White Bridge at Hartsholme Country Park have been approved by the City of Lincoln Council on Wednesday evening.

The new bridge will be built on the old pylons from 1902, which are still standing in the water.

Inspired by the first bridge on the site, the bridge will also have a non-slip deck, and be the same height and width as the previous bridge.

The previous White Bridge, built in the 1960s, was removed from the park last year after the City Council declared it unsafe for public use.

This was due to the timber deck and upper steel work needing replacement, as the pylons below the waterline were in good condition.

The design of the new bridge came with help from the Garden History Society. Now approved, the only condition on the build is that work commences within the next three years.

Hartsholme Park is a designated heritage asset, registered as a Grade II Historic Park and Garden.

The bridge is also part of a Public Right of Way, although people were having to walk all the way around the park or onto Skellingthorpe Road to pass through while it was removed.