May 15, 2019 1.52 pm This story is over 54 months old

New Lincoln footbridge: Worth the climb?

We asked those who used and chose not to use the new bridge

The long-awaited footbridge has finally opened in Lincoln. Lots of people were trying it out for the first time, so we asked what they thought.

Work began on the multi million pound, 100 tonne structure in October 2018 and after a few delays and set back it has opened for the first time on Wednesday May 15.

Even when the barriers were up, people still opted to take on the 96 steps and take in a brand new view from the top of the bridge.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Lincolnite went to the footbridge today and asked people who were and were not using the bridge whether it was worth the wait.

Lincoln footbridge. Worth the climb?

The final plans proved controversial and needed approval from the Planning Inspectorate after they were refused by the City of Lincoln Council.

Designs were downsized due to costs, meaning that original intentions for a lift were taken out.

People who cannot use the stairs will be able to use the crossing as normal.

The road is open again to cars and cyclists.