Runcorn-Widnes Transporter Bridge

Some postcards of the now-disappeared Transporter Bridge

The bridge ran between Widnes and Runcorn over the River Mersey.

Main span 1000ft (305m),Height of span above high water 77ft (23.5m). It opened in 1905 and made its final journey on July 22nd. 1961, the day after the new high level arch bridge (the Jubilee Bridge) had been opened by HRH Princess Alexandra. It was then dismantled.