Disused Lincoln bridge set for demolition if request approved

The University of Lincoln has applied for permission to demolish the old services bridge off Brayford Wharf East.

The university has explained that due to the condition of the bridge, it is “structurally unsound and beyond economic repair”.

The exact ownership and age of the bridge is unknown, however Network Rail previously requested for the bridge to be demolished in 2013.

Despite this being approved, the application has now lapsed.

The bridge has been described as "beyond economic repair" by the University of Lincoln

The bridge has been described as “beyond economic repair” by the University of Lincoln

The bridge has not been listed as a place of historic importance, however due to the site being within a conservation area, conservation area consent is needed for the demolition.

A spokesperson for the University of Lincoln said: “The university has applied for permission to demolish the old services bridge off Brayford Wharf East.

“Exact ownership of the bridge is not known but structural surveys have shown it is structurally unsound and beyond economic repair.

“A heritage survey also concluded it is not suitable for listing.

“Removal of the bridge was therefore considered the only option to prevent it deteriorating further and avoid the risk of collapse.”