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1900 The Widnes and Runcorn Bridge Co was incorporated
The Runcorn-Widnes Transporter Bridge crossed the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal linking the towns of Runcorn and Widnes. It was Britain's first transporter bridge and the largest of its type ever built in the world.
1961 The bridge continued in use until 1961 when the Silver Jubilee Bridge, Runcorn was opened. The transporter bridge was subsequently demolished.