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Shard Bridge

Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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106 and 107.

asked the Minister of Transport (1) whether he has now received proposals from the Lancashire County Council for the construction of a new road bridge over the River Wyre downstream from the Shard toll bridge; and when it is proposed to proceed with the construction of this important road and bridge linking Blackpool to Lancaster and the north and north-east;(2) whether he has any proposals for the freeing from toll of Shard Bridge, Hambledon, which is on one of the main traffic arteries from Blackpool to Lancaster and the north and north-east.

The responsibility for initiating proposals for freeing Shard Bridge from tolls or building a new bridge rests with the Lancashire County Council as the highway authority. I have received no proposals from them on the subject.