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Walton Bridge (Preston)

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Walton Bridge
Walton Bridge, with fishermen beyond - Geograph - 557152.jpg
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On road  : A6
Open Date  : 1712
Location  : London Road, Preston
County : Lancashire
Authority
Preston
Location Map (geohack)


Walton Bridge is a Grade II listed bridge where the A6 crosses the River Ribble south of Preston. It was historically one of the two principal crossings of the Ribble (the Penwortham New Bridge being the other). The current bridge was built around 1712 on the site of a Roman ford.

Until the opening of the M6 Preston Bypass in 1958, the bridge was one of the biggest bottlenecks in Britain, as traffic from the A6, A49 and A675 north had to merge together to reach and cross the town centre.



Walton Bridge (Preston)
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