RIVER DOUGLAS BRIDGE
[Source:Tony Graham & Paul Wright]
A Southport-bound train crossing the River Douglas bridge c. early 20th century
The River Douglas bridge on a 1:2,500 OS map from 1893. The bridge is described as a swing bridge which it was when the map was drawn. Seeing little river traffic it was welded shut in 1912.
A Southport-bound train passing over the River Douglas bridge c. 1950s
The River Douglas Bridge seen the west bank of the river looking towards the north in October 1963. A Southport bound train is seen crossing with the locomotive being directly above the piles on which the bridge had originally swung.
Photo by B. Barlow
The River Douglas bridge looking north in August 1964 as a Preston-bound train crosses over. In the middle of the river the section on which the bridge had swung can be seen. It had however been fixed into position since 1913.
The site of the River Douglas bridge looking east in July 2011. The east bank abutment can be seen on the far side of the river.
Photo by Paul Wright