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Footbridge
The new footbridge, which carries the Lancaster Canal tow-path over the junction, is now finished. The concrete piers have been faced with red Accrington brick and contrasting blue bricks.


Celebration Cruise 2002 and Construction Completion Ceremony

  1. Photographs taken on Thursday 11th July

  2. Photographs taken on Friday 12th July

  3. Photographs taken on Saturday 13th July

  4. Photographs taken on Sunday 14th July


Latest Photographs

  1. The Ribble to the farm access bridge

  2. Farm access bridge to Lea Road

  3. Lea Road to the Railway Bridge
  4. The Railway Bridge to the Lancaster Canal


Before and During Construction

  1. The Ribble to Blackpool Road bridge
    • Confluence of the Savick and the Ribble
    • Looking towards the Ribble at a 10.1m high tide
    • Looking towards the Ribble from Blackpool Road
    • Blackpool Road bridge at a 10.1m high tide
    • Looking towards the Ribble from Blackpool Road bridge
    • Looking down-stream from the western end of Blackpool Road bridge
    • Looking up-stream through Blackpool Road bridge
  2. Blackpool Road bridge to the farm access bridge
    • The Savick Brook bends round to the left
    • Looking eastwards up the Savick Brook
    • The first of the obstructions crossing the Savick Brook
    • This one will need lowering by 1.5m or raising by 3m
    • Out into open countryside, the site of lock two is in the centre distance.
    • Looking up-stream across the site of lock two
    • Between the first and second farm access bridges looking down-stream
    • Between the first and second farm access bridges looking up-stream
    • Looking north-eastwards over the second farm access bridge
    • Looking south-eastwards over the second farm access bridge
  3. Farm access bridge to Lea Road
    • Yet another pipe to be diverted! Darkinson Lane foul sewer
    • Darkinson Lane foul sewer looking down-stream
    • Looking up-stream through meanders
    • The new footbridge
    • The old worn out footbridge
    • Looking east by the BNFL sports ground
    • The sewage pipe from the golf club
    • Looking west from the golf course access bridge
    • The golf course bridge with brick parapet
    • Looking east from the golf course access bridge
    • Looking west over the site of lock 3
    • Looking east to Leyland Bridge
    • Looking west from Leyland Bridge
  4. Lea Road to the Railway Bridge
    • Looking west through Leyland Bridge
    • Looking east from Leyland Bridge towards the site of lock 4
    • Looking west towards Leyland Bridge across the site of lock 4
    • Lock four will be constructed across the meander here
    • Looking east from the site of Lock 4 across an old meander
    • Savick Brook flows along the northern boundary of Savick County Primary School
    • A tributary joins the Savick brook
    • Looking down-stream from Savick Way bridge
    • Savick Way bridge
    • Looking up-stream from Savick Way bridge
    • Between Savick Way bridge and the railway bridge
    • The railway bridge looking east from the site of lock five
  5. The Railway Bridge to the Lancaster Canal
    • The Railway Bridge
    • Looking south-west from the railway embankment
    • Looking south-west through the railway bridge
    • Looking north-east under Tom Benson Way
    • Looking up-stream from Tom Benson Way bridge
    • The site of the small turning and mooring basin, looking east
    • The site of the small turning and mooring basin, looking west
    • The site of locks six, seven and eight
    • The site of the upper mooring basin looking east from Tom Benson Way
    • The site of the upper mooring basin looking south from Tom Benson Way
    • The site of the upper mooring basin looking south-west from the Lancaster Canal
    • Looking west from bridge 16 on the Lancaster Canal
    • Looking east where the Link will join the Lancaster Canal
  6. A Virtual Flight down the route before work started.
    • The three-rise and the Lancaster Canal
    • Between the railway bridge and Savick Way, lock five
    • Between Savick Way and Lea Road
    • The site of lock four
    • The site of lock three
    • Ashton & Lea Golf Club and the BNFL sports field
    • The site of lock two-A
    • The site of lock two
    • The BNFL pumping station, the Lea Gate Hotel
    • The site of lock one
    • The confluence of the Savick and the Ribble
    • The confluence of the Douglas and the Ribble
  7. A Virtual Flight up the route before work started.
    • The confluence of the Savick and the Ribble
    • Looking north towards Blackpool Road
    • The site of lock one
    • The site of lock two
    • The route between lock two and lock three
    • The route between Darkinson Lane sewer crossing and lock four
    • The route between the BNFL sports ground and lock five
    • The route between lock four and the Lancaster Canal
  8. A Virtual Flight up the partly completed Link.
    • The confluence of the Savick and the Ribble
    • Looking north towards Blackpool Road & lock one
    • The Lea Gate Hotel
    • The present down-stream limit of the new channel
    • The BNFL pumping-station to lock two
    • The second farm access bridge
    • Lock two-A
    • Limit of the channel excavation down-stream of the golf course footbridge
    • Between the Ashton & Lea Golf Course and the BNFL sports ground
    • Lock three
    • Lock four in its new channel
    • Lock five to the Lancaster Canal

Ribble Link Trust AGM Monday 13th November 2000

Photographs of the Meeting
  • Cliff Fazackerley making the long-awaited announcement
  • David Smith hands over a cheque
  • Our guests answering questions from the floor

Preston Millennium Boat Rally - 1st & 2nd July 2000

Photographs of the rally
  • Boats moored on the Lancaster Canal
  • Looking back northwards from the Haslam Park Bridge
  • Looking south again from the same point
  • Ken Hudson's boat Marie Celeste


The 1999 Ribble Link Cruise

  1. Tarleton and the River Douglas
    • Waiting at Tarleton lock
    • Looking back to the lock
    • Shepherd's boatyard
    • Piper's Pride overtakes us!
    • Rounding the five mile perch
  2. Up-river to Preston
    • On the Ribble
    • Savick Brook
    • Approaching Preston
    • Journey's end in sight
  3. Into the Marina
    • In the lock
    • The bridge swings
    • Journey's end - Preston Marina
    • Waiting to moor-up
    • Another lockful of boats
    • The marina by day
    • The marina by night
  4. From the River Bank
    • NB Looby-Loo
    • NB Kit No.3
    • NB Ladybird
    • NB Foxy Lady
    • GillyBobs

Leeds and Liverpool Canal Blockage

Some information and photographs of the May/June 2000 incident.

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