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East Cliff bridge closed off due to safety fears

Posted on - 24th July, 2017 - 6:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, News, Preston City Centre, Roads, Transport
East Cliff bridge has been closed to the public Pic: Kate Dickens
East Cliff bridge has been closed to the public Pic: Kate Dickens

Safety concerns have forced the closure of a bridge in Preston city centre.

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East Cliff bridge, between Winckley Square and the Fishergate Shopping Centre, has warning signs up.

Network Rail, who co-own the bridge, have concerns about the structure of it and have closed it as a safety precaution.

Lancashire County Council said affected businesses were aware and there is no reopening time being given for the bridge.

A spokesman said: “A proposal to create a new bridge is already in process, as part of the overall redevelopment plans for East Cliff.”

Read more: New bridge will allow cycle route between Avenham Park and the station

Signs are up along East Cliff as you approach the bridge.

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