epw018913 ENGLAND (1927). The Railway Bridge and Transporter Bridge over the River Mersey, Runcorn Gap, 1927

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Title [EPW018913] The Railway Bridge and Transporter Bridge over the River Mersey, Runcorn Gap, 1927
Reference EPW018913
Date 17-July-1927
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Place name RUNCORN GAP
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 351031, 383435
Longitude / Latitude -2.7356366244041, 53.345272362802
National Grid Reference SJ510834

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User Comment Contributions

Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey, Runcorn, 28/05/2015

Class31
Sunday 31st of May 2015 09:01:07 PM
... over the river mersey AND the Manchester Ship Canal.



For Seangerard's info - both bridges have long gone and is now a single "coathanger" bridge although another road bridge is proposed. A transporter bridge picks up vehicles in a cabin on one side of the river and "transports" them to the other side suspended between the gantry you can see.

Ray(T)
Monday 12th of January 2015 07:36:39 PM
The railway bridge is still there and in use. Only the transporter bridge has gone.

ianarny
Monday 12th of January 2015 07:36:39 PM
Ray(T) the transporter bridge is long gone, replaced in 1961, but the railway bridge is still there alongside the Silver Jubilee Bridge which is a mini 'Sydney Harbour style' road bridge.

Pugwash
Thursday 18th of September 2014 12:00:14 AM
There's another transporter bridge nearby in the middle of Warrington. It's unused and in poor condition though.

pjcamera
Thursday 18th of September 2014 12:00:14 AM
In 1959 I drove my Post Office Telephones green van across the transporter from Widnes to Runcorn for telephone maintenance every day.

I had to be the first on the car with an ICI tanker behind me. I used to have my lunch break in Runcorn so that I could sedate my nerves from the trauma in the pub!

I was later promoted to Widnes telephone exchange about 1960 and I saw the new road bridge being built and when the job was finished we got a new cleaner who had just finished a few years rowing the safety boat on the Mersey every day downstream of the bridge.

Dave Croft
Saturday 4th of May 2013 12:32:13 AM
In 1959 I drove my Post Office Telephones green van across the transporter from Widnes to Runcorn for telephone maintenance every day.

I had to be the first on the car with an ICI tanker behind me. I used to have my lunch break in Runcorn so that I could sedate my nerves from the trauma in the pub!

I was later promoted to Widnes telephone exchange about 1960 and I saw the new road bridge being built and when the job was finished we got a new cleaner who had just finished a few years rowing the safety boat on the Mersey every day downstream of the bridge.

Dave Croft
Saturday 4th of May 2013 12:32:12 AM
Bridge at Runcorn

Martin
Tuesday 3rd of July 2012 05:47:44 PM
The Widnes - Runcorn Transporter Bridge and the LNWR Crewe - Liverpool railway viaduct cross the river Mersey. A pity you can no longer walk across the railway bride. The Silver Jubilee Road Bridge now dominates this area. It provides a good view-point but beware of the traffic!

Frank S
Saturday 30th of June 2012 11:28:47 AM
Middlesbrough in the north east of england still has one,in use everyday operating over the river tees from middlesbrough to port clarence,celebrated its centenary in 2011



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlesbrough_Transporter_Bridge

gus1961
Wednesday 27th of June 2012 11:07:31 AM
Could anyone tell me what a transporter bridge is ? Never seen his design of bridge before. Is it still there ? Is it still in use ?

Seangerard
Tuesday 26th of June 2012 03:19:59 PM