The Mersey Gateway — Jo Dunn

Opened in 2017, the Mersey Gateway Bridge spans the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal between Widnes and Runcorn. The new bridge is as mesmerising to me as the old Silver Jubilee Bridge was when I was a kid. Runcorn Bridge 1961, view from Widnes

The Mersey Gateway — Jo Dunn

And here’s part 4 with a sketch on the youngest bridge in Halton, the Mersey Gateway Bridge. Have a look at the info and skatches provided in the link above.

Additional information on the bridge can also be found here:



Halton 3 – Silver Jubilee Bridge — writing and photography

For many years, the only way to cross the River Mersey at the Runcorn Gap, as it’s known, between Widnes and Runcorn was by ferry. In 1905, the first of two transporter bridges was opened, carrying people and vehicles across in a gondola. After World War ll, that transporter bridge was replaced by a more […]

Halton 3 – Silver Jubilee Bridge — writing and photography

This is part 3 on the series on the bridges of Halton, provided by two guest columnists.