Runcorn is an industrial town and cargo port in Halton, Cheshire, UK. Pictured The Silver Jubilee Bridge or Runcorn Bridge cros

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Runcorn is an industrial town and cargo port in Halton, Cheshire, UK. Pictured The Silver Jubilee Bridge or Runcorn Bridge crosses the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal at Runcorn Gap between Runcorn and Widnes in Cheshire, England. It is a through arch bridge with a main arch span of 1,082 feet (330 m). It was opened in 1961 as a replacement for the Widnes-Runcorn Transporter Bridge, and was initially known simply as the Runcorn Bridge or Runcorn–Widnes Bridge. In 1975–77 it was widened, after which it was given its official name in honour of the Queen's Silver Jubilee. It carries the A533 road and a cantilevered footway. The bridge is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II listed building. Through arch bridge steel DesignerMott, Hay and Anderson UK Great Britain British United Kingdom Europe European island England English isle northern northwest UK Gtr greater city centre town The Silver Jubilee Bridge was widened in the mid-1970s by bolting a new pedestrian way to the side of the original structure