The Mersey Gateway

Opened in 2017, the Mersey Gateway Bridge spans the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal between Widnes and Runcorn. The new bridge is as mesmerising to me as the old Silver Jubilee Bridge was when I was a kid.

Runcorn Bridge 1961, view from Widnes

Sailing Under the Humber Bridge

The Humber Bridge crosses the estuary between Hessle in East Yorkshire and Barton upon Humber in North Lincolnshire.

At the time it was built in 1981, it was the world’s longest single-span suspension bridge (1.4 miles). That record was beaten in the late 1990s but the Humber Bridge remains the longest in the world that can be crossed on foot or by cycle.

The bridge is a beautiful achievement, and I am not the only one to be inspired by it.

Thanks to Skipper Bruce, for giving me the opportunity to see it from this viewpoint!