Millennium Footbridge, Stretford

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Millennium Footbridge
Cheshire, Lancashire
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The Millennium Footbridge
Carrying: Footpath
Crossing: River Mersey
Grid reference: SJ77269358
Location: 53°26’19"N, 2°20’38"W

The Millennium Footbridge is a footbridge across the River Mersey built to mark the beginning of the Third Millennium. It is at the edge of Stretford in Lancashire, immediately beside the Ashton Bridge carrying the A6144, a motorway spur road rather unwelcoming of pedestrians. The bridge runs above a weir.

Here the Mersey is allowed to follow its natural course: a short distance below, it runs into the area of industrial development which have in places perverted its course, and before too long it is wholly diverted to serve the Manchester Ship Canal. Here by Stretford though the Mersey is free, and marks the border between Lancashire on the north bank and Cheshire on the south.

The footbridge is used by the route of the Trans Pennine Trail.

Bridges and crossings on the River Mersey
Pipe bridge Aqueduct Flixton Bridge Millennium Footbridge Ashton Bridge Crossford Bridges M60