Steps to restore footbridge

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A footbridge in Spalding is being restored and redecorated.

Albert footbridge, which spans over the River Welland, provides a link for pedestrians crossing between the east and west side of the town.

Main steel beams are being blasted clean and the bridge will be fully repainted. The pedestrian guardrail will also be replaced as part of the works.

The project is expected to take about two more weeks to complete, with the bridge remaining open

to the public. However, it will need to be closed for a short period when the guardrail is replaced.

Signs will direct people towards an alternative route via Holland Road footbridge to the south west. It is hoped that the bridge will be open during each night and weekends, providing it is safe to do so.

Craig Otter, structural engineer at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We’re going to repaint the bridge to make more attractive and to prolong its lifespan. Work will be completed by early February. Fortunately, we will be able to keep the bridge open for the majority of this period.”