Widnes-Runcorn Bridge (now Silver Jubilee Bridge), River Mersey at Runcorn Gap, Cheshire: close-up of a girder with the old transporter bridge in the background

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RIBApix ref no RIBA25313
Architect/DesignerMott Hay & Anderson
Artist/PhotographerNairn, Ian (1930-1983)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1961
Image Date1962
Library ReferenceAP274/20
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This is a compression arch suspended-deck bridge and is the largest of its type in Britain. It crosses the River Mersey at Runcorn Gap and the Manchester Ship Canal linking the towns of Widnes and Runcorn. Constructed between 1954 and 1961, it replaced Britain's first transporter bridge, later demolished, and was renamed the Silver Jubilee Bridge in 1977. It is Grade II listed.

Subject tags

steel, rivers, bridges