Vandalised bridge is replaced

The old wooden footbridge off Sleaford Road, Wyberton, was replaced by a 'vandl-proof' earth and stone structure after being repeatedly broken by vandals. NA
The old wooden footbridge off Sleaford Road, Wyberton, was replaced by a 'vandl-proof' earth and stone structure after being repeatedly broken by vandals. NA

A VANDALISED footbridge in Wyberton once described as a ‘death trap’ has now been replaced after residents complained it had become a hang-out for youths.

The bridge, leading to a public footpath off Spalding Road, crosses over a water-filled dyke and had been broken several times by vandals who left empty beer cans, bottles and rubbish in the water.

Leslie Pepperdine, from Wyberton, brought it to The Standard’s attention last September.

Lincolnshire County Council responded to the concerns and after initially fixing the wooden bridge, has now funded for the local drainage board to design and replace it with a solid earth and stone ‘culvert’.

“I’m very pleased with what they have done here,” said Lesley.

“It looks so much better and will be less of a hazard for walkers and children as vandals will now hopefully be put off.”