|A former lifting bridge within Birkenhead's inactive docks|
|Forward Destination on|
|M53 • A41 • A59 • A552 • A5139|
|Next Primary Destinations|
|Belfast • Ellesmere Port • Liverpool • Wallasey|
|Places related to the M53|
|Chester • Ellesmere Port • Wallasey|
|Places related to the A41|
|Aylesbury • Banbury • Bicester • Birmingham • Brent Cross • Central London • Chester • Ellesmere Port • Hemel Hempstead • London • Solihull • Tring • Warwick • Watford • West Bromwich • West End • Whitchurch • Wolverhampton|
|Places related to the A59|
|Clitheroe • Harrogate • Liverpool • Maghull • Ormskirk • Preston • Skipton • York|
Birkenhead is the largest town on the Wirral in north west England. The A41 ends here, and several other major roads terminate in the local area. There are ferry services to Belfast (ferries to Dublin sail from Liverpool docks).
The Four Bridges
The docks are Birkenhead are known for the Four Bridges. These were originally hydraulic swing bridges allowing dock access for large vessels, but these were all subsequently replaced.
. Plant houses were wooden elevated above the road carriageway at one end.The A Bridge A steel girder bascule bridge with overhead wooden plant house replaced the original swing bridge. It itself was replaced in 2017/8 by a modern basclue bridge, with a high degree of internal strength so as not to require additional support girders. It is located on the A554 Tower Road
Egerton Bridge is a steel girder bascule bridge with overhead wooden plant house and is on an unclassified road at Egerton Wharf
The Penny Bridge is a swing bridge on the A5088 which opened in 1996, replacing the previous bridge on the site whihc was built in 1926. An earlier wooden bridge was in place before that, built in 1843 (for which a toll of 1d was chargeable, giving the bridge its name)
The C BridgeThe C bridge is now a fixed concrete construction on the A554 Tower Road. It was constructed in 2017 and replaced a steel girder bridge.
|Ellesmere Port, Chester|
|Poulton, Wallasey||Link from Docks to M53. Wallasey is reached via A554.|
|Town Centre||Borough Road|
|Liverpool||sometimes marked as A41, however OS has reverted it to an unclassified road.|