Runcorn - Widnes Transporter Bridge spanning the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal, Runcorn Gap, Cheshire: the transporter car crossing the canal

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RIBApix ref no RIBA25314
Architect/DesignerWebster, John (1845-1914)
Artist/PhotographerNairn, Ian (1930-1983)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1905
Image Date1962
Library ReferenceAP274/15
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES; This was Britain's first transporter bridge and remained in use until 1961 when it was replaced by a through arch bridge, renamed the Silver Jubilee Bridge in 1977. It was subsequently demolished.

Subject tags

rivers, bridges, canals, Feature: RIBA North