Bridges #2

A few more shots of the Widnes to Runcorn Silver Jubilee Bridge. The first couple are from March 2016, before it was closed temporarily. They are early morning photos taken while I walked from Pickering’s Pasture – between Widnes and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

From this viewpoint you can clearly see the railway bridge, immediately this side of the road bridge. It carries rail traffic, amongst other routes, from Liverpool to London. These images were taken at low tide and sandbanks can be seen.

In the image above the red rust on the bridge arches can be seen. You can also see a passenger aircraft descending to the airport.

On the day before the bridge re-opened, looking up into the arch, the freshly-painted metal gleams proudly in the afternoon sunshine.

One final shot of the bridge, taken in May 2021, from The Landings in Runcorn. Tomorrow I’ll move on to some images of the new Mersey Gateway whose construction was completed a short while before the Silver Jubilee Bridge was closed.

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This is my favourite photo of the Silver Jubilee Bridge – possibly my favourite of all my photos. I took this shot in October, 2019 using my Pentax 36 MP full-frame camera paired with a Pentax 24-70 mm f/2.8 lens.

EXIF data: 5/2 secs @ f/13 and 35 mm. The ISO was 100. The shot was tripod mounted.

Author: writingandphotography0531

I am a retired local government officer. At that time, I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I have previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My hobby is photography and, until recently, hillwalking in Snowdonia. I have just written my first novel, Persephone and the Photographer, published as a Kindle eBook.

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