New footbridge to be installed over ‘The Cut’ in Mablethorpe thanks to new funding

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A new footbridge is to be installed over ‘The Cut’ at Quebec Road, Mablethorpe, with funding from East Lindsey District Council and the Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board.

The council’s portfolio holder for finance and property, Coun John Upsall said: “The bridge forms part of a public right of way so it was important that it was reinstated as soon as possible to maintain that right of way.

“It will enable residents and holiday makers to cross ‘The Cut’ – a popular and well-used access way from the town to the beach.

“This may only be a small project in terms of cost but it is significant to those it affects.

“It will benefit local people as well as holiday makers staying at the nearby holiday complex and caravan parks.”

Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board Engineer David Sisson added: “The board welcomes the opportunity to work in partnership with ELDC to secure this essential pedestrian link for the benefit of the community by ensuring that the channel’s flow carrying capacity is unaffected.”

The original bridge become too weak to support even pedestrians and a subsequent structural report recommended it be closed off.

This resulted in the bridge being removed and a new footbridge agreed by the council.

A concrete liner under the bridge will be funded and constructed by the drainage board to enable them to work safely around the bridge when cleaning the water course.

The work is due to be started on August 3, and finished by August 23, in time for the August Bank Holiday weekend.