Bridge plans put in place


Young children from a Boston school are set to open the town’s new St Botolph’s Bridge at the end of the month, weather permitting.

A spokesman for Lincolnshire County Council said that, weather depending, the bridge will be lifted into place between 8.30am-noon on Sunday by a ‘self-constructing’ crane, which will be built on Saturday.

However, if winds hit more than 23 miles per hour, the final construction could be delayed. If successful, the bridge will open on Friday, February 28.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the west end of the bridge, followed by children from Park Academy crossing it from both sides, holding balloons, which will be released when in the middle.

Executive member for highways Coun Richard Davies said: “St Botolph’s footbridge is an important part of Boston’s infrastructure which I hope everyone will be proud of. Its distinctive design will make it an iconic landmark that will act as a major advertisement to attract tourists to the town.

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have been involved in the development of this structure and I can’t wait to open it to the public. I encourage everyone to come along and celebrate this moment with us.”

At 10pm , the lights will be officially turned on.