Lincoln High Street trees removed as work to build footbridge starts

Network Rail removed two trees on Lincoln High Street over the weekend as work to construct a footbridge over the level crossing began.

The trees were removed outside the British Heart Foundation store on overnight on Sunday, February 8 – the first public work before the bulk of the construction from March.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

As previously reported, sections of Lincoln High Street will be closed for almost a year while the footbridge is built.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Motorists have been told to expect traffic diversions from March 9.

After unmapped utilities were discovered at the site of the Brayford footbridge, work has been delayed by more than a year since it was meant to start initially.