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New Penwortham footbridge by River Ribble is open

Posted on - 17th April, 2022 - 9:11am | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News, Transport, Walton-le-Dale
Map showing location of Penwortham footbridge Pic: Google
The new footbridge is opposite Miller Park, marked in red on this map Pic: Google

A new Penwortham footbridge that crosses a stream on the south bank of the River Ribble is open.

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Work began on the new timber footbridge in February this year.

The old bridge structure had been dislodged and demolished following Storm Ciara.

In 2020, Lancashire County Council pledged £201,250 for the project after receiving an extra £15.9m from the Department for Transport.

Read more: Preston’s Miller Park fountain finally flowing again

Blog Preston took a walk along the new bridge on Thursday (14 April) and shared a video to Instagram.

On Facebook, the local community expressed their approval.

William Milroy said: “My running route is back open,” while Betsy Stringer commented: “What a fantastic bridge.”

Penwortham footbridge Pic: Hazel Anderson
The new timber footbridge has been met with approval from locals Pic: Hazel Anderson

Martin Scott said: “That’s great news! Will certainly be using it now on a daily basis.”

Karen Harvey pointed out the good timing for the bridge to be open: “Timely too considering the amount of increased footfall/visitors there will be with the egg rolling on Monday.”

Read more: Easter egg rolling returns to Avenham Park for first time in two years


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