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#623284 - 17th Nov 2011 12:08pm Runcorn
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Not exactly Wirral, but near by. The building of the Runcorn Bridge. Health & Safety hadn't got there when this photo was taken. Makes me giddy just looking at it


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#623609 - 17th Nov 2011 6:49pm Re: Runcorn [Re: pablo42]
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Your joking... Health and Safety would have a field day. x

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#623736 - 17th Nov 2011 10:08pm Re: Runcorn [Re: pablo42]
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This is the Top Locks in Runcorn. It had a thriving barge and deep sea trade. A lot of it centered on ICI at Weston Point


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#623747 - 17th Nov 2011 10:14pm Re: Runcorn [Re: pablo42]
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What gets me is that they are wearing helmets! (Fat lot of good that would do 'em...!!!)

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#624068 - 18th Nov 2011 8:32am Re: Runcorn [Re: CVCVCV]
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Originally Posted By: CVCVCV
What gets me is that they are wearing helmets! (Fat lot of good that would do 'em...!!!)


I think they are them fancy helmets with parachutes inside them...

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#624077 - 18th Nov 2011 8:50am Re: Runcorn [Re: pablo42]
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I actually know someone who fell about a hundred feet and survived, he received the most horrific injuries as one could imagine, broke nearly every bone in his body and yet the damage he received to his head and brain which consequently causes him more life problems than anything else, they say had he been wearing a hard hat securely strapped could have prevented the damage to the head he received, so method in their madness and not so useless as one would think.
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#624593 - 19th Nov 2011 10:11am Re: Runcorn [Re: pablo42]
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Good bit of info there Bert

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#626564 - 22nd Nov 2011 11:00am Re: Runcorn [Re: pablo42]
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The new Rucorn Bridge with the old Transporter Bridge still in place. The entrances to the old transporter bridge are still in place with a small gate keepers lodge on the Widnes side


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#708554 - 11th Jul 2012 12:23pm Runcorn Transporter Bridge
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Transporter Brige 1947


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#708556 - 11th Jul 2012 12:24pm Re: Runcorn Transporter Bridge [Re: pablo42]
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Last trip on the Transporter Bridge


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#708557 - 11th Jul 2012 12:25pm Re: Runcorn Transporter Bridge [Re: pablo42]
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Transporter Bridge 1961


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#708562 - 11th Jul 2012 12:34pm Re: Runcorn Transporter Bridge [Re: pablo42]
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Runcorn rail bridge, before the Transporter. In those days you could walk across it. The walkways are still in place


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#708918 - 12th Jul 2012 6:37pm Re: Runcorn Transporter Bridge [Re: pablo42]
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i used the one in middlesbrough today,bit different!the biggest one in use apparently?

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#708927 - 12th Jul 2012 7:22pm Re: Runcorn Transporter Bridge [Re: dave_g]
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You only have a choice of 2 still in use, the other one being Newport , South Wales.

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