New footbridge connects Lincoln Eastern Bypass to cycle paths

A new 40-metre-long, 38 tonne bridge for cyclists and pedestrians is now in place as part of Lincoln Eastern Bypass works.

Workers lifted the bridge into place on Friday, February 28 over the South Delph. It connects the bypass to the Sustrans cycle path.

Now that it is in place, the team will carry out surfacing work and also build two more pedestrian bridges at Greetwell and Bloxholm.

Lincolnshire County Council also plans to build the new underpass at Lincoln Road, which will also be accessible to pedestrians and cyclists.

Councillor Richard Davies, the executive member for highways, said: “One of our priorities when designing the new bypass was to ensure everyone could make the most of the road once it’s opened.

“As part of that, this new bridge over Lincoln’s South Delph connects the eastern bypass to the Sustrans cycle path, providing a safe and accessible route for those travelling on foot or bike.”

Lincoln’s Eastern Bypass is on track to open in Autumn 2020, more than 80 years after the plans were first drawn up.

When it opens later this year, the 7.5km stretch will connect the A15 near Bracebridge Heath to the A46 in North Greetwell.

The bypass will be late and over budget by £21 million when it opens but it should help to ease the traffic problems in the city.

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