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Greyhound Bridge

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Greyhound Bridge
Location Map
Greyhound Bridge, Lancaster - Geograph - 652095.jpg
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Highway Authority
Lancashire County Council
Opening Date
On road(s)
A683, A6
Crossings related to the A683
Heysham - Douglas ferry • Hornby Bridge • Skerton Bridge

The Greyhound Bridge forms part of the Lancaster One Way System that takes the A6 and A683 through the city centre. It is westbound only, having been converted from a railway bridge in 1972 to carry three lanes of traffic across the Lune. Eastbound traffic uses the older Skerton Bridge to the north.

The bridge opened with a 40mph speed limit that was reduced to 30mph in 2010.

Owing to the fact that all three lanes of the bridge merge into a single file at the western end, during most of the working day this is a notorious bottleneck and makes travel to both Morecambe and the Port of Heysham incredibly tedious. It is, however, hoped the eventual completion of the Heysham-M6 link road will put an end to the congestion that plagues Lancaster.