Work set to resume on Hartsholme Park bridge

Visitors to Hartsholme Country Park will be able to see the new White Bridge taking shape when work restarts next week.

Work will begin on Monday, November 18, and includes installing additional bracing between each pair of columns to support the new bridge.

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.

The bridge has been built off-site by Lincoln-based firm John Martin Hoyes Ltd, who are now ready to begin installation at the park.

Alan Brookfield, Project Manager at the City of Lincoln Council, said: “We are looking forward to seeing the return of the White Bridge, which we know has been very much missed.

“We have been advised to install additional support following final checks of the stanchions as we need to be 100% certain of their ability to hold the new bridge.

“We understand people have been disappointed this project has taken longer than expected, but by completing the work to a high standard now we should prevent the need for more work any time soon.

“The White Bridge is an iconic part of Hartsholme Country Park and these works will ensure its safety, enabling visitors to continue enjoying the park for many more years to come.”