Video: Bridge demolition as East West Link Road takes shape

As part of work to pave a traffic-relieving East West Link Road through the centre of Lincoln, contractors on April 28 began to remove the 100 tonne Tentercroft Street bridge.

The £22 million new road will link Tentercroft Street with Pelham Bridge and Canwick Road.

The works on the site are expected to reach completion by the end of 2016.

The works on the site are expected to reach completion by the end of 2016.

The project has already seen the demolition of a number of premises, and by the end of this week Tentercroft Street bridge will have been completely removed.

A giant crane arrived on site on April 28 in order to remove parts of the bridge in stages.

A giant crane arrived on site on April 28 in order to remove parts of the bridge in stages.

The bridge has been in place for around 80 years and was removed in six sections using a crane.

A new road bridge and footpath will cross Sincil Dyke as the Link Road progresses, but in the meantime access across the dyke will be maintained via a temporary bridge for pedestrians. Vehicles wanting to access Tentercroft Street Industrial Estate can do so via High Street, Portland Street and Old Canwick Road.

Project Manager, Adam Round, said: “We have been preparing for the removal of the bridge for several weeks, so to see the crane lifting the structure was an exciting time for the team and for those who gathered to watch. The new road will be wider and stronger to support the expected increased traffic.”

Tentercroft Street remains closed at the the intersection with Sincil Dyke. A division route is signposted in the area of works, which also coincides with road works on Canwick Road and High Street.