Skip to main content

Rights Managed > Historic England > Transport > Bridges

Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge a98_05132

Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge a98_05132


Please Click On A License Option

Including museum use in video or interactive displays

A catalogue accompanying a museum exhibition

Non-retail leaflet or booklet accompanying a museum exhibtion

Website use at 72ppi up to 800x600 pixels

Exhibition, catalogue, non-retail promotional literature, interactive display and 800x600 pixel 72ppi website use accompanying a temporary exhibition

Exhibition, catalogue, non-retail promotional literature, interactive display and 800x600 pixel 72ppi website use accompanying a temporary exhibition

One-off use

Books, Magazines and Newspapers

Per programme/title for broadcast and other transmission media. (inc. TV, DVD, Video, web streaming, download, etc.) for period purchased.

per title, or webpage

All media now known or hereafter devised, per title

One Edition (printed and electronic) of a specific book title, magazine / newspaper issue number.

Per specific book title.

One Edition (printed and electronic) of a specific book title, magazine / newspaper issue number.

One Edition (printed and electronic) of a specific book title, magazine / newspaper issue number.

Per specific book title.

Per specific book title.

Per specific book title.

World rights, all languages for 5 years from this date

World rights, all languages for 10 years from this date

World rights, all languages in perpetuity

World rights, all languages including for TV, DVD, Video, web broadcast, download, listings, web and magazine articles and books for 5 years from this date.

World rights, all languages including for TV, DVD, Video, web broadcast, download, listings, web and magazine articles and books for 10 years from this date.

World rights, all languages including for TV, DVD, Video, web broadcast, download, listings, web and magazine articles and books in perpetuity.

Includes print media and online publication

Per programme/title: One country, one language for broadcast and other transmission media. (inc. TV, DVD, Video, web streaming, download, etc.) for period purchased.

Per programme/title: World rights, all languages for broadcast and other transmission media. (inc. TV, DVD, Video, web streaming, download, etc.) for period purchased.

Per programme/title: One country, one language for broadcast and other transmission media. (inc. TV, DVD, Video, web streaming, download, etc.).

Per programme/title: One country, one language for broadcast and other transmission media. (inc. TV, DVD, Video, web streaming, download, etc.).

Per programme/title: One country, one language for broadcast and other transmission media. (inc. TV, DVD, Video, web streaming, download, etc.).

Per programme/title: World rights, all languages for broadcast and other transmission media. (inc. TV, DVD, Video, web streaming, download, etc.).

Per programme/title: World rights, all languages for broadcast and other transmission media. (inc. TV, DVD, Video, web streaming, download, etc.).

Per programme/title: World rights, all languages for broadcast and other transmission media. (inc. TV, DVD, Video, web streaming, download, etc.).

Additional Information

Filename: AA98_05132.jpg

Size: 5152 x 3391 (5.7MB)

Date: 8th July 2019

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: images.historicenglandservices.org.uk

Job Title: Photographer

© Historic England Archive

We accept all major credit cards


Image Downloads
Canvas Prints
Fine Art Prints
Metal Prints
Home Decor


Historic England

Historic England Photo Prints and Wall Art

Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge a98_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

Historic England is the public body that champions and protects England's historic places

Media ID 19130042

© Historic England Archive

Bridge Children River Road Transport


EDITORS COMMENTS
In this photograph, the Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge, located in Widnes, Halton, Cheshire, stands as a testament to engineering innovation and ingenuity. The bridge, built in 1905, was a unique solution to the challenge of moving vehicles across the busy shipping lane formed by the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal. The bridge's most distinctive feature is its transporter system, which allowed vehicles to travel on a platform suspended from overhead gantries. This design enabled ships to pass underneath unobstructed, making it an essential piece of infrastructure for the thriving industrial towns of Widnes and Runcorn. The Widnes and Runcorn Transporter Bridge was the largest of its kind ever built, with a span of an impressive 1,000 feet. The bridge was constructed using the suspension principle, and its scale is evident in the photograph, with the tiny figures of children in the foreground adding a sense of scale. The bridge served its purpose well until the late 1960s when a new high-level road bridge was built to replace it. This photograph, taken in the early 1950s by renowned photographer Eric de Mare, captures the bridge in its prime, a symbol of progress and engineering excellence. The image invites us to reflect on the past and marvel at the ingenuity of those who built such structures to connect communities and facilitate the movement of goods and people.

MADE IN THE USA
Safe Shipping with 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

FREE PERSONALISATION*
We are proud to offer a range of customisation features including Personalised Captions, Color Filters and Picture Zoom Tools

FREE COLORIZATION SERVICE
You can choose advanced AI Colorization for this picture at no extra charge!

SECURE PAYMENTS
We happily accept a wide range of payment options so you can pay for the things you need in the way that is most convenient for you

* Options may vary by product and licensing agreement. Zoomed Pictures can be adjusted in the Basket.

lightbox add My Lightbox




Related Images


Mersey Gateway Bridge 33146_037
Mersey Gateway Bridge 33146_037
Runcorn-Widnes Bridge
Runcorn-Widnes Bridge
Borneo, Malaysia - Sarawak - Kuching
Borneo, Malaysia - Sarawak - Kuching
Halton WA8 6 Map
Halton WA8 6 Map
Halton WA8 7 Map
Halton WA8 7 Map
Halton WA8 9 Map
Halton WA8 9 Map
Runcorn Bridge 1905
Runcorn Bridge 1905
Widnes EAW044937
Widnes EAW044937
Widnes Transporter Bridge
Widnes Transporter Bridge
Runcorn-Widnes Bridge
Runcorn-Widnes Bridge
Bergkamp Trophy5 040515AFC
Bergkamp Trophy5 040515AFC
Arsenal Ladies celebrate the 1st goal an own goal
Arsenal Ladies celebrate the 1st goal an own goal