The Brayford crossing footbridge is opening TOMORROW

Just in time for the end of the semester…


Network Rail's new bridge over the railway line on Brayford Wharf East is set to open from mid-morning tomorrow (Wednesday 15 May 2019).

The Eastern Approach between the Minerva building and Brayford Wharf East will also be re-opening.

The bridge will provide an alternative route to the level crossing which will also reopen to pedestrians and motorists.

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Over the past few months, the delay of the bridge has impacted Business and Psychology students heavily as their buildings are located next to the crossing.

Initially, the design plans were criticised as it did not include a lift which was said to disadvantage disabled people.

However, the bridge was later approved by the Planning Inspectorate who stated that disabled people have alternative routes that they can use.

Alongside the controversy, many others have taken humorous approaches to the bridge that is said to resemble a dinosaur.

Network Rail contractors will remain on site in the coming weeks to finishing clearing the area, including the water around the pontoon.

Towards the end of this week, the removal of the pontoon that was set up due to delays will begin.