New bridge at Cleethorpes

New bridge upgrades accessibility in Cleethorpes

An accessible footbridge has been opened at Cleethorpes to provide step free access over the railway following a £3.6m investment.

The new bridge includes ramps and stairs providing an accessible and safe route over the railway.

The project is owned and will be maintained by North East Lincolnshire Council following a £2m investment from Network Rail.

A further £1.6m investment was provided from the Department for Transport (DfT) as part of the project.

This follows the recent accessibility work taking place at Huddersfield station to provide better access for all.

Andrew Murray, Director of Engineering and Asset Management for Network Rail commented on the project at Cleethorpes.

Mr Murray said: “I’m thrilled to see the footbridge now open for people in Cleethorpes.

“We’ve worked closely with North East Lincolnshire Council to build a safe and accessible route over the railway.

“I’d like to thank the community for their support whilst we built the bridge.

“I hope that its opening comes as welcome news.”

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, North East Lincolnshire Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport spoke on the new footbridge.

Cllr Swinburn said: “There is no doubt just looking at the new structure what a difference this will make especially to local people.

“This is a perfect example of partnership working at its best, which has delivered a great result and we want to thank everyone who has been involved.”

Construction work on the project began in June 2021 with much of the structure being built off-site to minimise disruption.

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