White Bridge support stanchions removed

Two of the stanchions used to support the White Bridge at Hartsholme Country Park in Lincoln have been removed from the lake.

Work on the bridge resumed November 18, and included installing additional bracing between each pair of columns to support the new bridge.

But complications have arisen since, due to additional bracing needed between each pair of columns to support the new bridge.

Workers resumed work on the bridge on November 18. Photo: Ruth Holland

Workers resumed work on the bridge on November 19. Photo: Ruth Holland

Angela Andrews, the City of Lincoln Council’s Director of Resources, said: “Visitors to Hartsholme Country Park may notice that two of the stanchions used to support the white bridge have been removed from the lake.

“This has been done because of complications that have arisen as part of the bracing process. The stanchions will be returned to the lake as soon as possible.”

Workers returned on site to prepare for stanchions for the new bridge. Photo: Ruth Holland

Workers returned on site to prepare for stanchions for the new bridge. Photo: Ruth Holland

As previously reported, work began on the country park bridge after it was found to be unsafe for public use in July 2012.

Divers recently carried out checks to ensure the supporting sanctions were sufficiently stable.

The work is hoped to be completed by the end of December, but City of Lincoln Council say this will depend on the weather.

Designs of the new White Bridge at Hartsholme Park in Lincoln

Designs of the new White Bridge at Hartsholme Park in Lincoln