Monument details

HER Number:626/1/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bank Quay Transporter Bridge


Grade II* listed transporter bridge. It was built by Joseph Crosfield and Sons Ltd, soap manufacturers whose works occupy adjacent sites on both sides of the River Mersey at Bank Quay. It was built between 1913 - 15 when the works expanded to the south of the river. The designers and engineers were Sir William Arrol & Co.Ltd Glasgow. The span is 57 metres and the clearance above the water level is 23 metres. It has a travelling platform with railway rails and could carry a standard 10 ton railway wagon, a shunting locomotive or road vehicles and pedestrians. It connects with a siding from the main London/Glasgow railway just south of Bank Quay station. It ceased to be regularly used in 1950s. It is a Scheduled Monument.


Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CHEMICAL WORKS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • INDUSTRIAL SITE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (II*) 1139433: TRANPORTER BRIDGE TO PART OF JOSEPH CROSFIELD AND SONS LTD'S WORKS; Scheduled Monument 1006768: Bank Quay Transporter Bridge

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