Penwortham’s new footbridge by the River Ribble is open

The new walkway is across from Miller Park, shown in red on this map Pic: Google

A new Penwortham footbridge which crosses a stream on the south bank of the River Ribble is open.


Work on the new wooden walkway began in February this year.

The old structure of the bridge had been dislodged and demolished following the Ciara storm.

In 2020, Lancashire County Council pledged £201,250 for the project after receiving a further £15.9million from the Department for Transport.

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Preston Blog strolled along the new bridge on Thursday April 14 and shared a video on Instagram.

On Facebook, the local community expressed their approval.

William Milroy said: “My race route is open again”, while Betsy Stringer commented: “What a fantastic bridge.”

Penwortham Footbridge Photo: Hazel Anderson
The new wooden walkway was met with locals’ approval Pic: Hazel Anderson

Martin Scott said: “This is great news! Will definitely be using it now on a daily basis.”

Karen Harvey highlighted the timing for the bridge opening: “Timely also given the increased footfall/visitors with the egg rolling on Monday.

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