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White van becomes stuck on Fishergate Bollard structure

Posted on - 5th December, 2018 - 6:29pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Roads, Transport
The van becomes lop-sided on the bollard structure Pic: Sarah Green
The van becomes lop-sided on the bollard structure Pic: Sarah Green

Another driver has come unstuck on Preston’s most famous inanimate object.

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A white van heading into Fishergate got stuck on the plinth’s structure.

The Bollard remains missing in action after being skittled during the summer but it hasn’t stopped a procession of drivers becoming stuck on the concrete base.

Sarah Green snapped a picture of the white van marooned during the Wednesday (5 December) rush hour.

Lancashire County Council introduced the Fishergate Bollard, and friends, during 2014 as part of a major revamp of the main shopping street in the city.

The bollard was left at the feet of the other bollard in Fishergate Pic: Mark Ormerod
One of the Fishergate bollard’s many outings previously Pic: Mark Ormerod

Following this the bollard, which has its own Twitter account with thousands of followers, has gone on to be featured nationwide as drivers struggled to avoid it.

Since the summer the county council has not replaced the main bollard, although others remain in place closer to the railway station.

Read more: Second bus lane for Broughton is scrapped

The bollard plinth prang was one factor in the city’s gridlock on Wednesday evening. A crash in London Road and in Blackpool Road both contributed to long delays on the road network in the city.

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