Brayford footbridge works delayed again

Five months of works to build a footbridge over the Brayford Wharf East rail crossing appear to have been delayed again after Network Rail confirmed the work won’t start on the planned date.

As previously reported, Network Rail started preliminary work on the new footbridge in April with ground and services investigations undertaken.

Brayford Wharf East, which runs alongside the Brayford and part of the University of Lincoln campus, was originally due to be closed from October 2 for over five months until March 2019, but that was delayed.

A sign went up on site last week stating the road would be closed between October 15 to April 4 and for all enquiries to be directed to Morgan Sindell, but this has since been taken down.

Road closures on the roadworks.org website have been outlined for October 15 until early April.

The latest, scaled-down, designs. Designs: Stem Architects

When contacted by The Lincolnite a spokesperson for Network Rail said on October 11 the bridge work will not begin on Monday, October 15 as previously indicated.

They were not able to give a new date or more details about the closure at the time of writing.

Reporters also tried to contact Morgan Sindell, but there was no response by the time of publication.