Preston's Old Tram Bridge: "If its not viable to repair it, build a new one" - your reaction
Repairing the Old Tram Bridge in Preston’s Avenham Park is not a viable option, according to bosses at Lancashire County Council.
After authorities said the bridge was 'beyond repair', you were quick to have your say on the matter:
Why ? the council wastes money on other nonsense....this is our heritage!
If its not viable to repair it, build a new one
This is part of the history of the area. Of course the council don't want to spend money repairing it, they would rather waste it on other things
The council have always been happy ripping down our heritage. The pub in Broughton has been ripped down. Over the last 60 years so much has been torn down for the bus station, ring road, Crystal house and so much more. They should be ashamed of themselves.
Better to repair than spend all that money on another cinema that we don’t really need
History and heritage its an ugly bridge that should never be in a beautiful park ...any replacement would be an improvement
I would have thought, that they would have to replace the bridge, being as it’s been a right of way since 1st June 1803.
It is very interesting that it is his opinion, not FACT, basically they are not stepping up to the problem and solving how to maintain a crossing over the river at this point. We all know it is needed, so the highway Authority need to get on and fix it, if they think spending millions on a new bridge is more cost effective, then that is their opinion, but I would love to know the rational behind this and their justification for it. It now looks like the European money tree will not be paying for it and we are the poor relations in the North so there will be no garden bridge. Interestingly the money spent on the feasibility study for the garden bridge would pay for our new bridge.
Grab some of that Heratage lottery money instead of London getting it for a change ,,,,,,ie:- new bridge with beautiful well lit cycleways linking the city to south Ribble
Probably be cheaper to build a new bridge, than renovate the one that's there. I'd be happy enough if they built a new one.
Haydn J Williams
I've got a plan maybe all the thousands in fines that have been raked In for driving through that bus lane could be used to repair it
Nah rather waste the money a stupid Ballard or crappy pavements in town.
Why did they let it get in such a state of disrepair in the first place? Useless bunch of leaches
Heritage? it's a badly built and badly designed bridge that is less than 60 years old. Tear it down and build something better.