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.
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