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.


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.”

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.”

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