Bridge Timeline

Bridge 2B Timeline

This bridge appears in the 1786 Yates map of Lancashire and on Mike Clarke’s 1775 bridge list as "Bootle Town Bridge", It was probably a swing bridge at that time.

The bridge was replaced with a stone arch bridge around 1790, and this is clear on first OS map of 1846.  TheOS map of 1890 shows a new bridge, which is still there.  A plaque on the bridge declares that the bridge was begun in 1887 and completed in 1893.