April 7, 2019 11.53 am This story is over 28 months old

New Brayford footbridge lifted into place

It’s finally here!

The multi-million pound, 100 tonne Brayford level crossing footbridge was finally pieced together overnight with the arrival of the central walkway and steps.

The prehistoric-looking structure was craned into place after being transported from a workshop in Newark.

Work will continue on the new bridge until, Tuesday, May 14 and the level crossing will reopen on Wednesday, May 15.

The project hit a number of issues due to the condition of the ground near on the waterside and has suffered a number of delays.

Closures have also led to disruption for pedestrians travelling North/South of the Brayford, as well as university staff and students.

To alleviate access issues, Network Rail this week installed a floating pontoon to help people to get on and off the campus. 

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