|Location Map ( geo)|
|A683 • A6|
|Crossings related to the A683|
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. For many years, this was a notorious bottleneck, making travel to both Morecambe and the Port of Heysham incredibly tedious. It has now been bypassed, with the completion of the Heysham to M6 Link road.