Mersey Gateway Bridge – It’s troubles

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/hidden-costs-mersey-gateway-14618582

The Liverpool Echo has the article on its web site – see link above

For such a welcome and positive project it seems to have been mired in controversy ever since it opened a few months back. This Echo article points to all the ways there seem to be to make a few bob out of the passing motorist.

And the much older Runcorn-Widnes Bridge will be joining that controversy it seems when it reopens after refurbishment.

Building the Mersey Tunnels

The Art Deco portal to Queensway the first Mersey Tunnel

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/17-deaths-250-tonnes-explosive-13696923

The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above

These are the tickets my family were given when we walked through the new (2nd) Tunnel in 1971, the day before it opened to vehicles.

This is the front page of the booklet produced to celebrate the opening of Kingsway Tunnel in 1971.

I have always been fascinated by the Mersey Tunnels, their history and how they were constructed. This Liverpool Echo article gives an interesting insight into both of them.

New Runcorn – Widnes Bridge Fraud Scam

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-40837594

The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above

There does not seem to be much in the world of the Internet that is not open to fraud these days but locals who want to register to use the new Mersey Gateway Bridge need to be careful of this scam.

Bootle – Mouth of the Mersey

I thought I would share these two photographs which I took some 15 months apart. The changes in Bootle and Seaforth’s dockland area in this short period of time is striking.

April 2015

Mouth of the Mersey

July 2016

Mouth of the Mersey II

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Both photos are amongst my Flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Bird’s eye view of Liverpool’s waterways

Van Oord - Artemis in the Mersey

Van Oord – Artemis in the Mersey

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03j1dp0

This short BBC video (see link above) is well worth watching for a bird’s eye view of Liverpool’s waterways.

The photo above is amongst my flicker shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Liverpool Bay – photos from the sea

Taking a cruise from Liverpool recently gave me a personally unique opportunity to take some shots that otherwise would not be possible. Here are a selection:-

Formby Point

Formby Point

Liverpool Pilot Boat Petrel

Liverpool Pilot Boat Petrel

New Brighton and Perch Rock Lighthouse

New Brighton and Perch Rock Lighthouse

Buoy those wind turbines are big

Buoy those wind turbines are big

Crosby Coastguard Station

Crosby Coastguard Station

When a flying saucer landed in Crosby

When a flying saucer landed in Crosby – Crosby Swimming Baths

Waterloo & Seaforth Radar Tower

Waterloo & Seaforth Radar Tower

Looking down the River towards the sea

Looking down the River towards the sea

Victoria Tower

Victoria Tower – The Dockers Clock

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These photos are also amongst my Flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/