REFERENCE No:1459
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Location - The TRANSPORTER BRIDGE, Runcorn to Widnes, (Cheshire to Lancashire when it was built). - A very rare type of suspension bridge with only about 23 ever having been built in the world, plus one at Bordeaux for which only the towers were built. The Runcorn bridge crossed the Manchester Ship Canal and the River Mersey. When it was completed in 1905, it was the first bridge of its type in Britain and also the largest ever built in the world. It held both records until it was demolished in 1961. It had a span of 1000 feet (300 metres). Note that there are two bridges in this image - the older, darker railway viaduct is just behind the transporter bridge. It was replaced the Jubilee Bridge which opened in 1977. Now a new cable stayed bridge has just been constructed, and opened mid-October 2017.
Date - images from c.1929
Size in mm (approx) - 140 x 88
Publisher - Pamlin Prints, Croydon - This is a modern real photographic copy of the original card. Pamlin Prints have been producing excellent quality reprints of rare old postcards since about the late 1960's  Some of their re-prints are now around 50 years old. A good cheap way of achieving the impossible.
Publisher's Card - C1821
Un-used:
Condition - A real photo in excellent condition.


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