Runcorn Bridge – Mersey River


Architect: Mott, Hay & Anderson
Construction: ACD Bridge Company Ltd
Maintained: Halton Borough Council
Airspace Protection Lighting: Medium Intensity ICAO Type C


Height: 87m
Total Length: 482m
Design: Steel Through Arch
CEL Aviation Lighting: CEL-MI-ACWGAM

Also known as the Silver Jubilee Bridge this steel arch bridge spans the Mersey River and Manchester Ship Canal, connecting Runcorn to Widness. The bridge opened in 1961 as a replacement to the old transporter bridge.

The Grade II listed structure was captured by Liverpool Airport for their aviation safeguarding concerns and as part of the larger bridge refurbishment in 2018 was refitted with 6no CEL Medium Intensity Type C red aviation lights. The lighting has been positioned at the highest points and at intermediary levels below to protect the bridge arch.

The CEL aviation lights are fully equipped with built-in fault monitoring, day/night photocell, internal GPS receivers, spirit leveling and marine grade chassis and A316 end parts suited to the saline environment.

All aviation fittings are constructed with marine grade chassis and end parts are A316 stainless steel components.