/ News / New landmark offers a 'warm welcome' to Bamber Bridge

Residents were met with a surprise this morning when a brand new landmark ‘popped up’ in Bamber Bridge.

The 25ft tall welcome sign was actually craned in to place overnight and is the latest feature to be introduced as part of a £3.35m super scheme to regenerate the town.

Drivers would have passed the new feature, which weighs in at four tonnes, on Station Road at the junction with the A6.

It’s currently surrounded by fencing while the finishing touches are put in place, but it’s hoped to be removed within the next few days so residents can enjoy it in all its glory.

The striking sign has been made from the exact same material as our iconic new war memorial in Lostock Hall.

Installed last year, it has fast become one of the most photographed landmarks in Lancashire.

This latest feature, funded as part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal, centres on the cut out of a tree – a nod to the Old English name for Bamber Bridge ‘brycg’ which translates to ‘tree bridge’.

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Read the latest news on the Bamber Bridge scheme here.

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