Campaigners share vision to help save Preston's much-loved Tram Road Bridge

Campaigners who want to see a key bridge linking Preston and South Ribble reopened have come forward with a vision for its future.

Friday, 5th July 2019, 1:43 pm
Updated Friday, 5th July 2019, 2:43 pm
Michael Nye set up the Friends of the Old Tramroad Bridge after LCC closed the bridge earlier this year

It follows an announcement from Lancashire County Council engineers who say that The Old Tram Road Bridge has more than 200 faults.

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A spokesman for The Friends of the Old Tramroad Bridge Michael Nye wants to see the much-loved link route restored. He said: “The friends group have got plans for a Penwortham South Bank project which is an alternative to knocking the bridge down.

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“It will see the Tram Bridge reopened and repaired. It would also see the Railway Bridge refurbished.

“We would have a little conservation area on the Penwortham side with wild flowers and both bridges would have wildlife pathways.

“There’s so much skill in the group and they know that this is possible. A project like that would easily welcome Heritage Lottery Funding. We have got that versus a derelict structure.”

Responding to the new findings about the state of the bridge commentators took to Facebook to voice their opinions. Bill Alton said: “If not repaired it defiantly need’s replacing, Without a shadow of a doubt.”