Widnes-Runcorn Bridge (renamed Silver Jubilee Bridge), River Mersey at Runcorn Gap, Cheshire
|Architect/Designer||Mott Hay & Anderson|
|Library Reference||Davis Runcorn Bridge, Cheshire|
|Credit||Bill Davis / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Arches ; Bridges|
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.
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