SJ8192 : River Mersey, Jackson's Bridge

taken 7 years ago, near to Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, Great Britain

River Mersey, Jackson's Bridge
River Mersey, Jackson's Bridge
In 1816 a footbridge was erected across the River Mersey in 1816 and a halfpenny toll was charged to cross it on foot (or one penny with a bicycle). The bridge was named after a local farmer Jackson who cultivated land in the area and who regularly ferried people across the river by boat, charging them a small fee.

This bridge was washed away in a storm and was rebuilt in 1881 as an iron girder bridge, still charging a toll to cross the river. In the 1940s Manchester Corporation bought the bridge and the toll was abolished by the end of the decade.

The river Mersey is the traditional boundary between Cheshire and Lancashire. Jacksons Bridge is in the odd situation of being in old Lancashire (within the boundary of Manchester city) but on the Cheshire (ie south) side of the river. This is because of natural changes in the course of the river Mersey over the centuries.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 15 April, 2011
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8105 9264 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:25.8121N 2:17.2003W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 810 927
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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