The Silver Jubilee Road Bridge between Runcorn and Widness spanning the Runcorn Gap, the first place where the River Mersey narrows sufficiently for a bridge crossing. It is known locally, and on the road signs, as THE BRIDGE.
The bridge was opened in 1961, built to replace an old transporter bridge. In the background can be seen the railway bridge.
The bridge is one of the largest of its kind worldwide with a main span of 330m and its crown being approximately 86m above sea level. It is the largest bridge of its type in the Uk and its proportions are approximately 2/3rds the size of the world renowned Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Painted Lime Green it takes over 40,000 litres of paint and five years to paint from end to end.
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