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#291940 - 13th Feb 20096:31pmRe: what used to be the other side of the bridge
Registered: 27th Dec 2008
Loc: south wirral
as i recall it was a re-instated bridge that was already there in the hope that the rail service to the docks would or could remain. The river also runs under there i think. It was a goods yard next to the rail line if you look at old arial photos or maps
Dave g is correct - the area that is now Rock Retail Park was a huge junction for rail lines going in and out of Birkenhead. One set of lines went to the big Mollington Street sidings, which in its heyday was a popular place for trainspotters. The main Birkenhead-Chester line went through the tunnel at Town Station to Woodside, while another line went through a second tunnel across the town to the docks. There was also a branch line which went across a bridge at the junction of Chester Street and Waterloo Place into the Cammell Laird shipyards.