August 25, 2020 10.04 am This story is over 16 months old

Pedestrian bridges now in place over Lincoln Eastern Bypass

The bypass project taking shape

Two new pedestrian and cycle bridges going over areas of Lincoln Eastern Bypass are now in place.

The 38 tonne bridges were put into place in August, one on Bloxholm Lane and another in Greetwell.

They are 31 metres long and will provide access for walkers and cyclists going over the new 7.5km bypass in Lincoln.

An access point for walkers and cyclists at Bloxholm. Photo: Lincolnshire County Council

A new River Witham Viaduct is also in construction, with contractors Galliford Try working on drainage, surfacing, footpaths, landscaping and fencing.

Karen Cassar, assistant director for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Over the past month, the team has lifted two new footbridges into place.

“Now that they’re in place, we’ll be focusing on completing the ramps and parapets for both bridges, ahead of opening them to pedestrians, cyclists and anyone else not using a motor vehicle when the bypass opens later this year.”

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