Penwortham Bypass: How it all started in 1984

Penwortham Bypass
Penwortham Bypass
0
Have your say

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

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

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

Workmen high up on the projection on the eastern side of the bridge

Engeneering experts view the main span from the north bank on the Presto dock estate to the south bank near Penwortham

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

County councillors take a close look at the new Ribble Bridge

Consrtuction in progress at the Penwortham Bypass bridge site over the Ribble

Consrtuction in progress at the Penwortham Bypass bridge site over the Ribble

Extending in sections, the bridge reaches out over the river

Extending in sections, the bridge reaches out over the river

The new flyover at Strand Road

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

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

Early stages of the bridge at Preston Docks

A model of the proposed by-pass

A model of the proposed by-pass