Lincoln High Street footbridge officially open

The long-awaited Lincoln High Street footbridge was officially opened on Friday, June 24 and will be open to the public this afternoon.

The bridge was officially opened by MP Karl McCartney, at a ceremony at 11am, where children from Portland Kindergarten were the first people to cross the bridge.

Work began on the footbridge in March 2015, but the project has been beset by delays and unexpected problems, causing it to open over six months later than first anticipated.

Currently ranked by Network Rail as the highest risk level crossing for misuse in the region, the High Street level crossing sees over 140 trains per day pass through.

It is hoped that the new footbridge will encourage the 35,000 pedestrians and cyclists who use the crossing everyday to stay safe and take the new route over the crossing.

The new footbridge should see an end to incidents, which as previously reported saw a woman fall as she attempted to run over the crossing before the barriers closed.