Footbridge to close to allow work to take place

The bridge
The bridge

A busy footbridge in the centre of Boston is to close for a day to allow it to be cleaned with special equipment.

The award-winning St Botolph’s footbridge will be shut to allow green algae, which is spreading across the bridge, to be cleared off.

Highways authority Lincolnshire County Council has revealed details of the proposed closure.

The bridge will be closed completely to the public to allow the work to be carried out safely on Monday 17 September.

Pedestrians will be redirected via Emery Lane, Town Bridge, and Church Street.

Cllr Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways, said: “Over the last few years, we’ve seen green algae start to spread across the bridge, so we’re going in to clean it off.

“This is something we have been planning for some time, but we’ve had to source specialist equipment that will allow us to reach the extremities of the bridge with a pressure washer.

“Due to the nature of the work, we’ll have to close the bridge for the day.

“However, it will look much better afterwards, so I’m confident the short-term disruption will be worth it.”