Major part of new Suggitt’s Lane footbridge completed over weekend
As the work on the new footbridge over the railway line at Suggitt’s Lane in Cleethorpes is underway, the new bridge has now been put in place and ramps installed on the promenade side.
Over the weekend (Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 September), engineers made significant progress on the building of the footbridge – with the rest of the structure set to be put in place over the next few months, along with the installation of lighting and CCTV.
Landscaping work on the approach to the bridge will also be carried out to develop walkways.
After the plans on the new footbridge were approved by North East Lincolnshire Council, the work began onsite in June, and the entire project is expected to be completed in December.
The footbridge will connect people in Cleethorpes to the seafront, and the ramps will allow for disabled access.
Matt Rice, Route Director for Network Rail’s North and East Route, said: “We’ve made great progress over the weekend to get a section of the new footbridge into place. I know the local community will be keen to see access over the railway at Suggitt’s Lane restored as soon as possible, and so we’re moving at pace with the project.
“We want to thank everybody in the community, as well as any passengers who were impacted, for their patience whilst this important stage of constructing the new bridge took place.
“We’re continuing to work closely with North East Lincolnshire Council to complete this project by December.”
Cllr Stewart Swinburn, Cabinet member for highways and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Things are obviously moving on quickly now with the bridge build, and like many others, I’ll be pleased to see it in place to reconnect our community in that area with the seafront – something that’s been missing for a while now.”