Network Rail has submitted plans for a footbridge to reduce the risk of misuse at Brayford Wharf level crossing in Lincoln.
The company is also seeking to improve pedestrian access around the city through provision of two new footbridges at Brayford Wharf and High Street crossings.
Phil Verster, route managing director for Network Rail said: "This application is an important milestone as we seek to reduce risk at the level crossings in Lincoln city centre. We have taken into account the feedback we received following our public event in October and feel we have developed a quality design which is in keeping with, and sympathetic to its surroundings."
Network Rail is in discussions with the owners of 179 High Street to see if this building could be redeveloped as part of the High Street footbridge design.