Designs unveiled for Lincoln High Street level crossing bridge

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Network Rail unveiled the designs for a proposed pedestrian footbridge over the Lincoln High Street level crossing.

The designs come soon after another bridge over the Brayford Wharf East level crossing near the University of Lincoln campus entrance was approved by the City Council.

The bridges are meant to reduce misuse at the crossing and to alleviate the waiting times at the barriers, which are set to increase to up to 40 minutes in an hour in the coming years.

The High Street bridge, as well as the Brayford bridge, incorporate both steps for pedestrians and lifts for disabled access.

The designs incorporate County Council plans to pedestrianise the lower High Street area as part of the East West Link Road as well as demolishing a number of buildings to make way for the bridge.

Plans of the High Street level crossing.

Plans of the High Street level crossing.

Network Rail will hold two days of public events in Lincoln next week to seek comments on the proposed designs for the new footbridge over the level crossing at Lincoln High Street.

Phil Verster, Route Managing Director for Network Rail, said: “Every day we see people taking risks by rushing across the crossings when the warnings have begun and even lifting or climbing over the barriers.

“In March we received planning permission for a footbridge at Brayford Wharf East.

“Detailed construction planning is being completed in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council and construction will begin on site in the Autumn.

“The complexities of the High Street site have led to a longer design phase but we believe we now have good designs for this site too and will be holding public exhibitions on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 July for the people of Lincoln to give us their comments.”

Designs can be viewed in Network Rail’s incident vehicle which will be parked at Lincoln Central Station from 10am – to 7pm on Friday July 12, and 10am to 1pm on Saturday, July 13.

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