Friends of Tram Bridge

The old Tram Bridge is an important pedestrian and cycle route into Preston. It is well used, providing a link to the footpath network based around the old railways and the Lancaster Canal tramroad. Many people have fond memories of the bridge, which has evolved from its original purpose as part of the canal, to being the much loved link between South Ribble and Preston City that it is today.

However, in late February 2019 Lancashire County Council closed off access to the bridge because of safety concerns and no indication was given about when or if it would reopen.

Shortly after the closure of the bridge - which came as a shock to regular users, Prestonian, Michael Nye spearheaded a social media campaign to raise awareness of the situation and to press for a commitment to reopening the bridge in the near future. Find out more about the bridge and follow the progress to save it below.