|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
Size in mm (approx) - 140
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.
Card - C1821
A real photo in excellent condition.