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Plans submitted for Brayford Wharf East rail footbridge in Lincoln

By PWhitelam_LE  |  Posted: January 21, 2013

Brayford footbridge

The proposed footbridge design over the railway line in Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln

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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.

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  • InsideStory  |  January 22 2013, 6:12PM

    The whole idea of the new road across St Marks,Tentercroft St to Broadgate is to turn the High St into a pedestrianised area.

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  • VictorToo  |  January 22 2013, 10:54AM

    "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." So is that two bridges at the Brayford crossing or one bridge reported twice ?

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  • camelherder  |  January 22 2013, 7:20AM

    All that is needed is something similar to the bridge over Melville Street but without the switchback. No need for lifts!

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  • Pete_Lincoln  |  January 21 2013, 11:27PM

    5 storeys high - really? The permanent closing of the crossing will certainly give the cyclists and pram-pushers something to chat about while they wiat for the lift - assuming that it always works. . . . .

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  • DavidWalsh  |  January 21 2013, 8:41PM

    If Phil Verster had spent £200k+ on a apartment in that block he wouldn't be thinking its such a milestone. Build the bridge on the High Street and then it would be a milestone.

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  • Localperson55  |  January 21 2013, 7:46PM

    Does this also mean they will close the crossing to pedestrians/cyclists forcing people to exclusively use the bridge?

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  • OldLincolnia  |  January 21 2013, 7:34PM

    Pedestrianise High Street from Portland Street or if not at least from Tentercroft Street with a Bridge and Lift for Disabled. Where else do they put up with such outdated nonsense?

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  • nolies  |  January 21 2013, 6:39PM

    I doubt if the road will stay open to traffic,personally I now avoid the high street altogether and use southpark road and pelham bridge.

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  • nolies  |  January 21 2013, 6:30PM

    Don't worry kevin,the railway probably won't even build these bridges unless the council agree to shut these roads to traffic permanently.

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  • KevinF31  |  January 21 2013, 4:53PM

    Neither of these two bridges will do anything to alleviate the traffic problems. The City will continue to be cut in half for the foreseeable future.

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