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Walton Bridge (Preston)

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Walton Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
Walton Bridge, with fishermen beyond - Geograph - 557152.jpg
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Location
London Road, Preston
County
Lancashire
Highway Authority
Lancashire
Opening Date
1712
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
A6
This article is about the bridge in Preston.
For other bridges with the same name, see Walton Bridge
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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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Other nearby roads
Preston
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Crossings of the River Ribble and Tributaries
RibbleNew Inn Bridge • Settle Bridge • Runley Bridge • Penny Bridge • Cow Bridge • Brungerley Bridge • Edisford Bridge • Mitton Bridge • Ribchester Bridge • Salmesbury Bridge • Brockholes Bridge • Walton Bridge • Penwortham New Bridge • Guild Way Bridge
HodderOld Lower Hodder Bridge • Lower Hodder Bridge • Higher Hodder Bridge • Doeford Bridge • Burholme Bridge • Newton Bridge (Hodder) • New Bridge • Cross of Greet Bridge


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