It includes the first common colonial stamp designed for a reigning monarch's jubilee.
History[ edit ] Untilwhen Runcorn Railway Bridge was opened, [a] the only means of crossing the Mersey at or near Runcorn Gap were by fording or by ferry,  with the lowest crossing of the river being the road bridge at Warrington. In the Ministry of Transport agreed that the transporter bridge should be replaced when sufficient funds were available.
Mott, Hay and Anderson were appointed as consultant engineers. Many ideas were considered, including a new transporter bridge or a swing bridge. These were considered to be impractical and it was decided that the best solution was a high-level bridge upstream from the railway bridge.
This would allow the least obstruction to shipping and would also be at the narrowest Silver jubilee point. This was abandoned because it was too expensive, and because one of the piers would be too close to the wall of the ship canal.
However aerodynamic tests on models of the bridge showed that, while the bridge itself would be stable, the presence of the adjacent railway bridge would cause severe oscillation.
This design feature was necessary to avoid the problem of oscillation due to the railway bridge. The contractors for the first phase of work, Leonard Fairclough of Adlingtoncleared the ground and constructed the foundations for the piers.
The contract for the second phase, the building of the main arch and the side arches, was given to Dorman Long of Middlesbrough who sub-contracted the building of the bridge deck, viaduct and roadworks to Leonard Fairclough. Building of the bridge itself began in March and the side spans were completed by November The main arch was built by cantilevering steelwork from the side spans until it met in the middle in November During its constructionrivets were used.
It had the longest vehicular span in the country, but this record was held for only a few weeks until the Tamar Bridge was completed. Road communications between north Cheshire and south Lancashire were immediately improved. Trade at the Port of Runcorn increased sixfold between and The presence of the bridge enabled the development of the New Town in Runcorn in the late s and the s.
The amount of traffic using the bridge trebled between and ;  this led to such severe congestion that in the bridge was widened and the approach roads were improved. The carriageway was widened to incorporate the footpaths, giving it four lanes, and a cantilevered footway was built on the east side of the bridge.
This work was completed in and in that year the bridge was renamed from Runcorn Bridge to the Silver Jubilee Bridge to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubilee. This is a six-lane toll bridge to the east of the Silver Jubilee Bridge that opened on 14 October Following the opening of the Mersey Gateway, the Silver Jubilee bridge was immediately closed to vehicles for a year for maintenance, after which it will reopen with tolls applied to both bridges.Product Features from Wembley to the Sunset Strip, the Jubilee is ready to melt faces.
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