Penwortham Bypass: How it all started in 1984

We've had plenty of news about the latest developments on the Penwortham Bypass recently.

Friday, 30th August 2019, 11:58 am
Updated Friday, 30th August 2019, 12:58 pm
Penwortham Bypass

But do you remember how it all started? Have a look at our archive pictures of the birth of the road and its early stages back in 1984.

The new bridge over the River Ribble as seen from the works crane
Workmen high up on the projection on the eastern side of the bridge

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Engeneering experts view the main span from the north bank on the Presto dock estate to the south bank near Penwortham
County councillors take a close look at the new Ribble Bridge
Consrtuction in progress at the Penwortham Bypass bridge site over the Ribble
Extending in sections, the bridge reaches out over the river
The new flyover at Strand Road
Up in arms: Protestors at Howick Primary School, which was earmarked for demolition on one of the potential routes being considered
Early stages of the bridge at Preston Docks
A model of the proposed by-pass
A view of Preston from the Penwortham side of the fly-over
Public enquiry
Construction work continues
Penwortham Bypass
Penwortham Bypass
Penwortham Bypass
At last: The bridge meets in the middle
Signage on the Preston end as work continues
Work starting at the Preston end
Construction of the bridge over Strand Road
Excavation work in Preston, by Strand Road
An early picture looking towards Preston
An aerial view of the completed works
Traffic is allowed to use the new by-pass