Proposed Brayford Wharf East bridge design for Lincoln

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Images of a proposed bridge intended to stop people risking their lives by running over a Lincoln level crossing have been released.

Network Rail said people regularly rush across the crossing at Brayford Wharf East when warnings have started.

Public events are being held in the city on Friday and Saturday to allow for comments from the public.

The rail company is still working on a design for a footbridge at the level crossing in High Street, Lincoln.

Phil Verster, route managing director for Network Rail, said: "High Street and Brayford Wharf level crossings are already of the highest possible safety design.

"Despite this, every day we see people taking risk by rushing across the crossings when the warnings have begun and even lifting or climbing over the barriers."

A planning application is due to be submitted in December.

The rail company has taken advice from English Heritage and the Environment Agency, as well as the city and county councils.

The designs can be viewed in a Network Rail vehicle outside the old signal box on Brayford Wharf East from 10:00 to 19:00 BST on Friday, and from 10:00 to 13:00 BST on Saturday.

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