Historic footbridge returns to its rightful place over the Fossdyke

Saxilby Footbridge mid-air getting re-installed back into place.

Saxilby footbridge, which crosses the Fossdyke is back in its place in the picturesque village, as it has had much-needed refurbishment.

The bridge was successfully lifted into place by crane and it is now to undergo up to 10 working days of onsite remedials to get the bridge fully operational to the public. 

The remedial works include fixing of the stanchions, bolting all the sections of the bridge together, installing the last sections of GRP decking and making good.

West Lindsey District Councillor Paul Lee who represents the Saxilby ward, was pleased at how much work has gone into the whole project. He said: 

“It’s great to see the footbridge back in its place over the Fossdyke once again. To see the bridge in its different repair stages compared to its renewed condition has been very interesting and I hope the local community will enjoy the footbridge being back and better than ever.”

Luke Matthews, Senior Building and Projects Officer was delighted to see the success of the lift, he said: 

“It was great to see the bridge back in its rightful place all repaired and restored for up to 25 years. This has been an interesting project to work on and I would like to thank Universal Coatings for their hard work and determination on this project. We hope the residents of Saxilby enjoy the benefit of the bridge for many years to come.”

Managing Director at Universal Coatings UK, Philip Bingham said: 

“We are delighted that the footbridge is back in place after months of hard work from our talented team who make projects like these successful. It’s been great to work with West Lindsey District Council and we look forward to see the bridge fully operational soon.”

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