Demolition resumes after asbestos find delayed Lincoln footbridge

  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite
  • Demolition work has officially begun at the site of the High Street Footbridge. Photo: The Lincolnite

People in the Lincoln High Street area will notice that work has resumed on the site of the pending level crossing footbridge.

As previously reported, work to erect a footbridge and lifts on the site of the former Sleep Shop was delayed by around eight weeks after high levels of asbestos was found.

While Network Rail stated two asbestos surveys were carried out prior to work starting on site, they did not reveal the full extent of the level of asbestos present.

The Lincoln High Street level crossing pedestrian footbridge from Network Rail, as viewed from the upper High Street.

The Lincoln High Street level crossing pedestrian footbridge from Network Rail, as viewed from the upper High Street.

The development of the new pedestrian footbridge began in March this year, with an expected finish date of February 2016.

The new High Street level crossing bridge is now expected to open in May 2016.

Traffic restrictions will remain in place until the completion of the project.