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We want to build two footbridges over the level crossings at Lincoln High Street and Brayford Wharf to reduce the risk of misuse and improve pedestrian flows
Lincoln city centre is divided by two level crossings. They are there to protect safety but we know they can be frustrating. Most people use the crossings properly but we regularly see people running around lowering barriers or even climbing over them. This is incredibly dangerous and the misuse at these crossings needs to be urgently addressed.
The level crossings are already the highest-safety design available and it is impossible to close them without the proposed east-west road link. Therefore, we are developing designs for two new footbridges which will:
We are being advised by the City of Lincoln Council, Lincolnshire County Council, University of Lincoln, Lincoln Business Improvement Group and the Brayford Trust. Proposed designs for the Brayford bridge were released in October 2012. Further discussions and design is being completed on the High Street proposals.
We explored many alternative options:
Award-winning and highly respected architects have been appointed to develop appropriate design solutions for each crossing; Panter Hudspith Architects on High Street and Stem Architects on Brayford Wharf.The bridge at Brayford has been designed to reflect its location along side the University buildings, surrounding offices and Brayford Pool as well as the heritage of the site. Construction will be managed to take into account all flooding and environmental considerations.
The proposed footbridges would be fully accessible 24 hours a day. Design work so far indicates a combination of stairs and lifts will be the best way to achieve this.
We want the residents and businesses of Lincoln and visitors to the city to guide and influence this project.
Email us at LincolnConsultation@networkrail.co.uk or write to:
Lincoln ConsultationNetwork RailPeterborough Crescent HouseWH Smith Mews, off Thorpe RoadPeterboroughCambridgeshirePE3 6AL
Consultation on the Brayford designs closes on Monday 5 November 2012.
An example of misuse at Lincoln High Street - a pedestrian lifts the barriers
An example of misuse at Lincoln High Street – boy runs across as barriers come down
Design considerations for the Brayford crossing
Early design concept for Brayford Wharf level crossing
Design considerations for the High Street crossing
Early design concept for Lincoln High Street level crossing
Proposed bridge at Brayford level crossing viewed from the University campus
Possible render colour for proposed bridge at Brayford level crossing
Proposed bridge at Brayford level crossing viewed against the cathedral
Proposed bridge at Brayford level crossing viewed from across Brayford Pool