Shard Bridge

Shard Bridge
River Wyre
Carries A588
Crosses River Wyre
Locale SingletonHambleton, Lancashire, England
Maintained by Lancashire County Council
Design Segmental
Longest span 714 feet (218 m)
Opened 1864
Coordinates

53°51′43″N 2°57′45″W / 53.8620°N 2.9625°W / 53.8620; -2.9625

Lancashire

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,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

References

The 1988 New Shard Bridge scheme by Lancashire County Council:

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