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