Warrington Bridge

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Warrington Bridge is the name given to a several historical bridges crossing the River Mersey in the town of Warrington, England. The current structure is the sixth to stand in this location and was constructed 1909–15 by Alfred Thorne & Sons.[1] For centuries Warrington Bridge provided the lowest crossing of the Mersey and thus was of strategic and commercial importance. It is located to the south of the present town centre and linked to it via Bridge Street.

History

The first recorded reference to Warrington Bridge is in 1285.[2] It was the site of two battles during the English Civil War in 1648[3] and 1651.

Warrington New Bridge

A second road bridge was opened to the east in the 1986, in an attempt to alleviate traffic congestion.[4]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Engineering Timelines - Warrington Bridge". www.engineering-timelines.com. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  2. ^ Evans, Sian. "Famous firsts, figures and important dates". www.warrington.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-10-18. 
  3. ^ "The Preston Campaign, 1648". bcw-project.org. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  4. ^ Council, Warrington Borough. "Planning policy documents | Warrington Borough Council". www.warrington.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 

Coordinates: 53°23′09″N 2°35′29″W / 53.3858°N 2.5913°W / 53.3858; -2.5913

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