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Greyhound Bridge

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Greyhound Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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Highway Authority
Opening Date
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Girder Bridge
On road(s)
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.

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.


The bridge over the River Lune was opened on 29 November 1972 by Mrs D. Henderson, Mayor of Lancaster. It was the second crossing of the river and was a conversion of a railway bridge that had been built in 1911. Cost was £549,529.

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

Greyhound Bridge
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Crossings of the River Lune
Low Lane Bridge • Raisgill Hall Bridge • Tebay Bridge • M6 - Tebay Bridge • M6 - Tebay Bridge (2) • M6 - Lune Valley Viaduct • M6 - Lune Valley Viaduct(2) • Lincolns Inn Bridge • Killington New Bridge • Devil's Bridge • Stanley Bridge • Lune Bridge • Lune West Bridge • Skerton Bridge • Greyhound Bridge

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