Bridges #3

Today we move on to the Mersey Gateway toll bridge.

As I mentioned in my previous posts describing the Silver Jubilee Bridge, a couple of years ago, that bridge was closed for refurbishment when the newly built Mersey Gateway was opened – a wider bridge to carry more traffic.

I took the image above, of the bridge under construction, in December 2016 from Spike Island – a nature reserve near the Catalyst Museum, Widnes. The photo is a bit noisy – I knew a lot less about photography at the time, but I hope you can see how the building work began.

By October a year later the construction was almost complete

By November 2019, the construction team had removed their equipment and safety barriers allowing people to walk beneath the new bridge.

Featured Photo

I took this photo at blue hour in October, 2017 shortly after the new bridge opened to traffic.

I used my Pentax K50 16 MP cropped sensor camera with an 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens.

The EXIF data were: 5 seconds at f/14 and 26.25 mm. The ISO was 100. The shoy was tripod mounted and processed in Lightroom Classic.

Tomorrow, I’ll post a few shots of the Humber Bridge

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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