Preston (Old Tram Bridge)

What is known as the Old Tram Bridge in Preston is in fact a 1965 built replica of the original timber trestle bridge that it replaced. Immediately beyond the bridge lies the old rope worked inclined plane, now a steep driveway through Avenham Park. When the horse drawn tramway was closed around 1864 the timber bridge was gifted to Preston Corporation and used as a footbridge to cross the River Ribble for over 100 years before becoming delapidated. The replica was then constructed in concrete and steel to replace it but it has also become unsafe and is presently (2020) closed off. The old tramroad can be followed south from here for around a mile towards Bamber Bridge See image 28468.

Location: Preston (Old Tram Bridge)

Company: Preston to Walton Tramroad (Lancaster Canal)

Photographer: Mark Bartlett

Contact photographer: Mark Bartlett

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Date: 04/07/2010

Image number: 29701