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Old Tram Bridge secures spot in Preston City Council’s ‘Levelling Up’ bid

The Old Tram Bridge Pic: Tony Worrall Old Tram Bridge has secured a spot in Preston and South Ribble’s £50m ‘Levelling Up’ bid that may see the building of a replacement foot and cycle bridge if successful. […]

2 years ago
Preston and South Ribble plans within £50m ‘Levelling Up’ bid

Preston and South Ribble have launched bids for the Levelling Up Fund as part of a county council request seeking £50m for ‘exciting projects’. Preston City Council’s bid focuses on two […]

2 years ago
Old Tram Bridge set to be included in Preston’s Levelling Up Fund bid

The closed Old Tram Bridge Pic: Ashley Warren Preston Preston City Council is planning to apply to Round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund for investment in parks and active travel infrastructure to support a healthy, liveable and sustainably connected […]

2 years ago
The Old Tram Road, Preston’s missing link and history trail

Aerial view of tramway embankment Pic: Google Maps In Preston, there was once a tramway that bridged a gap in the Lancaster Canal. The line crossed the Ribble by a timber bridge. This bridge – the Old Tram Bridge […]

2 years ago
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Preston residents urged to submit Old Tram Bridge replacement designs

The Old Tram Bridge Preston residents can win a £1,000 cash prize for submitting designs for a new bridge over the River Ribble. A campaigner has launched a competition inviting residents to produce a […]

2 years ago
Old Tram Bridge restoration stalled due to lack of funding says Preston City Council

The Old Tram Bridge Preston City Council has cited a lack of funding as the leading obstacle for Old Tram Bridge. Former city councillor Daniel Dewhurst, who was involved in the creation of the Northern […]

3 years ago
Petition to reopen the Old Tram Bridge attracts over 1,200 signatures in days

Old Tram Bridge Pic: Geoffrey Whittaker A petition to gather support for the reopening of the Old Tram Bridge has gained over 1,200 signatures in a matter of days. The bridge over the River Ribble could […]

3 years ago
Opinion: Levelling Up Fund presents game-changing opportunity to reopen Old Tram Bridge

The Old Tram Bridge spans the River Ribble at Avenham Park Pic: Stephen Melling This is a guest post by Daniel Dewhurst, a former Preston City Councillor and resident of Avenham. It’s been more than two years since the Old Tram Bridge was closed […]

3 years ago
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