A dinosaur or a Venus flytrap: Mixed views on new Brayford bridge design

Network Rail installed the new Brayford level crossing footbridge this weekend so people working in the area had a chance to see it today.

The structure was designed by Lincoln-based Stem Architects, who also designed most of the buildings on the University of Lincoln campus, among other notable projects.

We went out to ask people what they thought of the design. They compared it to a dinosaur, a Venus flytrap, or a mouth. Some thought it had too many steps, and that it was a pointless exercise.

However, it’s not all criticism. Some thought it was a nice new addition to the city, and that it would be a fine piece of engineering that will age well over the years.

Watch our video above to see people’s reactions to the bridge. Sound off in the comments with your views.

The bridge should be completed on May 15. In the meantime, you can also use the new pontoon on the north side of the level crossing, which will remain closed until the bridge is ready.