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HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge AA98_05144 Featured Bridges Image

HMS Belfast and Tower Bridge AA98_05144

TOWER BRIDGE, Stepney, London. Looking down onto the foredeck of the cruiser HMS Belfast. Being guided up the River Thames by two tugs on the approach to Tower Bridge, which is opening to let it pass. This was Belfast's last voyage before she moored in the Pool of London. It was there converted to a static visitor attraction and is now operated by the Imperial War Museum. Photographed by Eric de Mare in 1971

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Mersey Gateway Bridge 33146_037 Featured Bridges Image

Mersey Gateway Bridge 33146_037

Construction for the Mersey Gateway Bridge, Halton, Cheshire. This toll bridge crosses the Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal from Runcorn to Widnes. Photographed while it was still under construction in June 2017. It opened to traffic four months later. It was officially opened by the Queen and the Duchess of Sussex in June 2018

Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge AA98_05132 Featured Bridges Image

Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge AA98_05132

The Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge, Widnes, Halton, Cheshire. The transporter bridge was an unusual solution to moving vehicles across a busy shipping lane, in this case the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal. A travelling platform hung from overhead gantries allowed ships to pass underneath. Built in 1905 on the suspension principle with a span of 1,000 feet it was the largest bridge of this type ever. It was demolished after 1961 when a new high level road bridge was built. Photographed in the early 1950s by Eric de Mare