Walking from Pickerings Pasture towards Widnes you approach three bridges, the first of which is the Britannia Bridge, pictured below. According to Wikipedia, ‘Until 1868, when Runcorn Railway Bridge was opened, the only means of crossing the Mersey at or near Runcorn Gap were by fording or by ferry, with the lowest crossing of the river being the road […]
Halton is an artificial coupling, created in 1974, of two English County Boroughs – Widnes and Runcorn. These two towns, linked by three bridges, are on opposite banks of the River Mersey between Liverpool and Warrington. The next few pages will show some views from both towns, but mainly from the Widnes side of the […]
This weekend, we will have a look at the three bridges in the town of Halton, which is located between the English Boroughs of Widnes and Runcorn. Two guest writers have written a series of detailed stories on the three bridges and their histories for you to take a look at.
We’ll start with part one, which you can click on in the link above.