Getting through Preston

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RickH
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Getting through Preston

Postby RickH » 5 Apr 2019, 9:41am

I've just seen a comment in another context saying "The Tramway Bridge has been closed for the foreseeable future".

A quick Google found the following link with more info:-

https://www.blogpreston.co.uk/2019/02/o ... pse-fears/

Diversions appear to be in place but I can't yet verify how well signed they are. I thought it best to let folk bear this in mind, particularly anyone heading that way soon.

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Re: Getting through Preston

Postby reohn2 » 5 Apr 2019, 10:08am

Thanks for the heads up,that's a route I used to use a lot on my way home from out Ribchester way.It's a shame they've had to close that bridge as it's a nice traffic free route as well as being nice thoroughfare for walking and cycling to the park on the Preston side of the river.
I really can't see much being done to repair or replace it in the near future what with the financial constraints on LA's in recent years,such projects come a long way down the list of priorities in the oveall scheme of things.
I hope I'm wrong.
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Re: Getting through Preston

Postby Vantage » 5 Apr 2019, 11:11am

I read the comments section.
Someone asked for a "sleeker modern" replacement bridge. aka an eyesore.
Argh! Ugh! NO!
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Re: Getting through Preston

Postby reohn2 » 5 Apr 2019, 11:19am

Vantage wrote:I read the comments section.
Someone asked for a "sleeker modern" replacement bridge. aka an eyesore.
Argh! Ugh! NO!

New bridge designs can look quite graceful IMO,.
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Re: Getting through Preston

Postby Jamesh » 5 Apr 2019, 5:26pm

Are the main roads through Preston very congested?

Cheers James

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Re: Getting through Preston

Postby RickH » 5 Apr 2019, 10:16pm

Jamesh wrote:Are the main roads through Preston very congested?

Cheers James

The A6 from the Ribble Bridge to near the city centre can be pretty busy. Heading north there is a segregated cycle lane for the steepest climb up from the bridge &, at either end of that, the pavements are shared use. Heading south the downhill let's you keep up a good pace which helps. North of the city, once the A6 turns back north at a set of light, I've not found it to be particularly bad. A quieter, but longer, route could be to follow the "Guild Wheel" route one way or the other.