Warrington Transporter Bridge, Warrington

6 October, 2016 | 18:30 - 21:00

Venue address:

The Centre
Birchwood Park
Birchwood
Warrington WA3 6YN
United Kingdom
Warrington transporter bridge as it is today.
Warrington transporter bridge as it is today.

About this event

This is a joint event with the Historical SIG.

The bridge back in its heyday
The bridge back in its heyday

Warrington Transporter Bridge (also known as Bank Quay Transporter Bridge or Crosfield's Transporter Bridge) across the River Mersey is a structural steel transporter bridge with a span of 61m. It was built in 1915 and, although it has been out of use since about 1964, it is still standing. It was originally one of two such bridges across the Mersey at Warrington, the other having been erected in 1905 slightly to the north of the existing bridge.

The bridge is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building, and because of its poor condition it is on their Heritage at Risk Register.

This talk will give a history of the structure in its centenary year and an exploration of future possibilities.

Refreshments will be served from 6pm for a meeting start of 6.30pm.

Parking for this event is free. Please ensure to get your parking ticket validated by a member of staff on arrival.

Speaker

John Shipley - Engineer at AECOM, Chair of Warrington Civic Society

Contact

For more information, please contact:

Antje Budge
e: antje.budge@hotmail.co.uk
t: 07866 033 143

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