‘Preston landmarks’ art exhibition for city bridge

Photo David Hurst'Fishergate Bridge
Photo David Hurst'Fishergate Bridge
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ORGANISERS of a temporary outdoor art exhibition on the Fishergate railway bridge in Preston have applied for listed building consent.

The county council wants to display images of Lancashire people and well-known landmarks in the panels of the bridge outside the city’s railway station.

The exhibition is intended to last for six months, with provision to extend to 12 months, depending on the success of the event.

But because the Victorian metalwork is listed, the city council has to grant listed building consent.

The plan is to protect the vinyl cut-out images – a different one in each panel of the bridge on either side of Preston’s main shopping street – with a special anti graffiti coating.