Shard Bridge

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Shard Bridge
View of the Shard bridge from the South shore of the River Wyre - geograph.org.uk - 483916.jpg
A view of Shard Bridge from the southern banks of the River Wyre
Coordinates 53°51′43″N 2°57′45″W / 53.8620°N 2.9625°W / 53.8620; -2.9625Coordinates: 53°51′43″N 2°57′45″W / 53.8620°N 2.9625°W / 53.8620; -2.9625
Carries A588
Crosses River Wyre
Locale SingletonHambleton, Lancashire, England
Maintained by Lancashire County Council
Characteristics
Design Segmental
Longest span 714 feet (218 m)
History
Opened 1993
Shard Bridge is located in the Borough of Wyre
Shard Bridge
Shard Bridge
Location in the Borough of Wyre

Shard Bridge is a bridge in the English county of Lancashire. It spans the River Wyre, connecting Singleton, on the southern side of the river, to Hambleton, on its northern side (known locally as "Over Wyre"), carrying both automotive and pedestrian traffic of Shard Road (the A588).

The original bridge was built in 1864,[1] and it went on to replace a ferry service between Stanah and Wardley's Creek further downstream to the west.

The first of two modern incarnations of the bridge was rebuilt in 1993, moving the structure a few yards downstream.

Formerly a toll bridge, Shard Bridge is now a free municipal crossing.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Poulton Le Fylde". Archived from the original on 2012-10-19. 
  2. ^ TheFylde.com Archived 11 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

References[edit]

The 1988 New Shard Bridge scheme by Lancashire County Council:

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