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Warrington Transporter Bridge

Slutchers Lane, Warrington WA1 1NA, England
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Nicely preserved piece of industrial transport - though needs signposts and information

I'd wanted to visit the Warrington Transporter Bridge for a while now and i must say that it is... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
923Dan
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Great little bridge staff are friendly in a lovely area too, well maintained and only 12p to cross... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
rabbit55
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Warrington Transporter bridge is the only remaining one in the world that was used to carry rail wagons. There are only 8 transporter bridges left in the world. It is a Grade 2 * listed structure on the English Heritage At Risk Register so go and see it now whilst you still can.
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Slutchers Lane, Warrington WA1 1NA, England
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I'd wanted to visit the Warrington Transporter Bridge for a while now and i must say that it is impressive. Parked just down from the Pink Eye building (early on a Saturday morning so no issue) and followed the website instructions to get there through...More

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Margaret287, Chairman Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge at Warrington Transporter Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you for the review. Given the secluded location of the bridge, the information board about it is in Bank Park in the town. We will see if we can have a shorter version attached to the bridge in some way. Please keep in touch...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Great little bridge staff are friendly in a lovely area too, well maintained and only 12p to cross for carsMore

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Margaret287, Chairman of Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge at Warrington Transporter Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

I am sorry that you seem to have posted this against the wrong bridge. There is no possibility to cross the Mersey using the Warrington Transporter Bridge or any staff manning it, but please come and have a look at it if you are in...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

I had no idea this existed but passed a brown sign for it just past Bank Quay Station. We followed a road that got increasingly smaller and more potholed until we could go no further and parked outside an animal rescue shelter. Some one there...More

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Margaret287, Chairman of FOWTB at Warrington Transporter Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Glad you got to it eventually. We have an information board but sited it in Bank Park near the Town Hall as it was too likely to get vandalised next to the bridge itself. Our mission is to make sure as many peoiple as possible...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

We had to come along here on our way to checking into our hotel The Hallmark in Warrington.It is very big and my kids commented on how much steel was in and how many people must have worked on it all those yrs ago.very impressed.

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Margaret287, Chairman of Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge at Warrington Transporter Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Delighted that you visited the bridge especially as your children were impressed we are trying hard to get young people interested in our industrial heritage

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Walked from Pink Eye building through old chemical works: an easy walk though lots of litter along track at beginning. Overgrown towards the end of the path. Very disappointed that there was no information about the bridge when we got there. Much more could be...More

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Margaret287, Chairman of Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge at Warrington Transporter Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thanks for your interest. There is an information board in the corner of Bank Park about the bridge. Given the isolated position of the bridge we decided that the information would reach more people in the park. Please consider joining the Friends or visiting our...More

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

One of the UKs three 'transporter' bridges, the other two being at Newport, Middlesborough? This is an industrial rail transport structure, there are still rails in place on the approaches? Than a public transport structure, still being used as such, e.g. Newport, Middlesborough. A local...More

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Margaret287, Chairman Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge at Warrington Transporter Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

The rails are still visible. Access to the Cheshire side of the bridge is not restricted as you can see from a visit to our website. I hope you will come back and get a better look at this industrial landmark. Thanks for posting.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Having got to my hotel with a few hours daylight left, i thought a walk would be good. Quick Google and decide to find the bridge. Interesting walk following the green line through the chemical works, the high fences and CCTV. Don't let this put...More

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Margaret287, Chairman of FOWTB at Warrington Transporter Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you for the review. It really is worth the walk. Given the state of the river bank it was decided that an information board would be safer in Bank Park, near the traffic lights opposite ALDI. If you have time, have a read of...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

The only one of it's kind in the world needs major repairs is in the care of the Council it is a listed building and on the at risk register it would be a pity is it was aloud to become completely derelict could a...More

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Margaret287, Chairman of Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge at Warrington Transporter Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thanks for your review. We agree with you and will be having a meeting with the Council soon to discuss the state of the bridge and how to raise funds to fix it. Please encourage your friends to support us.

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

I stumbled on this one day on my dinner, and was amazed to see signs for a transporter bridge, bit of a hike and can get a bit muddy if you go via Slutchers lane. It's the only railway transporter remaining and evidence of the...More

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Margaret287, Chairman of Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge at Warrington Transporter Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you for your review. I hope it encourages others to go and see the bridge.

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a slightly difficult piece of engineering to find - not see as it dominates the skyline for miles. Not been used for many years - so no rides but wow this is hard brilliant engineering. Used to be rail connected and for a...More

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Margaret287, Chairman of Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge(FOWTB) at Warrington Transporter Bridge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Lovely to hear from someone else who appreciates this unique bridge.

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