Hartsholme White Bridge delayed again

Work to repair Hartsholme White Bridge has been delayed again, meaning it will not be completed until the New Year.

Previously, the City of Lincoln Council believed the work on the footbridge in Hartsholme Country Park would be complete by December.

However, due to more issues with the supporting structures to the bracing process, the reopening date has been pushed back to January.

Angela Andrews, Director of Resources, said: “Work will recommence on site next week and we will be ready to begin the bridge installation properly on January 6, 2014.

“We appreciate the delay in the installation of the bridge is inconvenient for park users, but as you will appreciate safe installation is our primary concern.”

Two of the stanchions used to support the White Bridge have been removed. Photo: Ruth Holland

Two of the stanchions used to support the White Bridge have been removed. Photo: Ruth Holland

White Bridge was closed to the public in July 2012, after the old bridge was found to be unsafe for public use.

The timber deck and upper steel work were completely removed, and the council set aside £65,050 for the new bridge.

Work started on the replacement bridge in the summer, with the timber sections on the bridge now complete.

However, problems with the supporting stanchions meant work was pushed back while these were replaced.