Brayford footbridge work begins today

Brayford roads have closed from today as work finally begins on a new footbridge over the level crossing.

Closures on Brayford Wharf East will be in place for around six months from Monday, October 29 until Monday, May 6 2019.

The project will see a stepped footbridge installed at the crossing, which will provide a new route across the railway with improved safety.

It will not include a lift, a decision which proved controversial in the planning stages of the project.

The revised footbridge designs.

The layout of the road will be changed slightly to allow the bridge to be installed.

For the vast majority of the work, access for pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained however there will be short periods of time when a diversion, which will be clearly advertised, is in place to allow certain parts of the installation to take place safely.

Photo: The Lincolnite

Photo: The Lincolnite

The Brayford Wharf East NCP car park will remain open during the works.

Rob McIntosh, Route Managing Director at Network Rail, said previously: “This scheme is part of the Railway Upgrade Plan and we’re absolutely delighted to be making a start on it. The new bridge will provide a route across the railway 24 hours a day, seven days a week and improve safety at the crossing.

“We know that this work will have an impact and we’d like to thank motorists and residents in Lincoln for their patience whilst this takes place. Once completed, the people of Lincoln will benefit from an iconic footbridge which will better serve the community.”