Lune Millennium Bridge

Coordinates: 54°03′09″N 2°48′09″W / 54.05250°N 2.80244°W / 54.05250; -2.80244


The Lune Millennium Bridge is a cable-stayed footbridge which spans the River Lune in Lancaster, England.


It was designed by Whitby Bird and Partners, and built at a cost of £1.8m to commemorate the millennium of 2000. The bridge forms a "Y"-shape in plan to connect one bank both to a viaduct and adjacent quay. Its double pylon seeks to act as a reminder of the masted ships which previously used the quay. It features a main gangway of just over 30 metres and masts around 40 metres tall.


The bridge is part of the National Cycle Network, route 6. The design received the Sustrans National Cycle Network Award for Excellence in 2005, and was commended in the Civic Trust Awards in 2003.


The bridge is referred to by many Lancastrians as the 'swearing bridge' due to its two masts resembling that of 'V sign'.

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