Contractors are progressing with work on a pontoon to connect Brayford Way to the university campus.
As previously reported, platforms were lifted onto the water with a giant crane on Monday. The pontoon is now starting to take shape and work should be completed by the end of the week.
It should at least ease some of the chaos caused by road closures as it will allow better access for university staff and students getting on and off campus.
Network Rail is currently working on a major project to instal a new stepped footbridge at Brayford Wharf level crossing in Lincoln.
A spokesperson for Network Rail said earlier this week: “As part of this project, Network Rail has begun to install a temporary pontoon bridge to reinstate access between the university and the eastern approach across Brayford Wharf whilst the level crossing is closed.”
The current finish date for the project is Tuesday, May 14. The road and the level crossing will re-open the following day on Wednesday, May 15.
The installation of the pontoon at this late stage in the project has again raised questions over the bridge’s expected completion.
Brayford Wharf East was closed to traffic for six months until Monday, May 6. The crossing was also closed off for pedestrians in January with the finish date initially delayed until March 4, but these dates were both extended.