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Stem reveals Lincoln bridge vision

[First look] Stem Architects has mooted this proposal for a new footbridge over a level crossing at Brayford Wharf East in Lincoln

The project for Network Rail is part of a bid to reduce the risk of people misusing level crossings in the city centre.

Panter Hudspith Architects is working on a second bridge for Lincoln High Street however designs have yet to be revealed.

Phil Verster, Network Rail route managing director, said: ‘High Street and Brayford Wharf level crossings are already of the highest possible safety design. Despite this every day we see people taking risk by rushing across the crossings when the warnings have begun and even lifting or climbing over the barriers.

‘We have been taking advice from City of Lincoln and Lincolnshire County Council representatives and specialists from English Heritage and the Environment Agency to try and find a suitable solution for these sites. We believe we have good designs for Brayford Wharf and will be holding public exhibitions on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October for the people of Lincoln to give us their comments.’

He added: ‘We remain committed to finding a solution for the High Street site. However, further discussions are required before we are able to present designs to the public. This work is progressing at speed.’

Stem Architects' scheme for a new footbridge over a level crossing at Brayford Wharf East in Lincoln

Stem Architects’ scheme for a new footbridge over a level crossing at Brayford Wharf East in Lincoln

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