Bridging a gap to the past with Wyre’s famous Shard crossing

Cars going over Shard Bridge, in 1980
Cars going over Shard Bridge, in 1980

We delve into the archives for pictures of the Shard Bridge, connecting Singleton and Hambleton over the River Wyre.

It was originally built in 1864 and rebuilt in 1993.

January 1993 - the new Shard Bridge takes place, with a flock of goose waiting to be the first to cross

January 1993 - the new Shard Bridge takes place, with a flock of goose waiting to be the first to cross

Our archive photographs show the bridge throughout the ages – from its early days, to the modern-day bridge taking shape.

Shard Bridge, July 1939

Shard Bridge, July 1939

Shard Bridge, aerial shot, undated, historical

Shard Bridge, aerial shot, undated, historical

Shard Bridge

Shard Bridge

Yachts at Shard Bridge, historical

Yachts at Shard Bridge, historical

Mr Denis H Crofton, inspector of the Shard Bridge inquiry, inspecting the bridge with legal representatives, 1976

Mr Denis H Crofton, inspector of the Shard Bridge inquiry, inspecting the bridge with legal representatives, 1976

Shard Bridge, aerial shot showing Hambleton, 1990

Shard Bridge, aerial shot showing Hambleton, 1990