QUIZ - Can you name these famous bridges in Cheshire?

PUBLISHED: 14:04 05 April 2020 | UPDATED: 14:07 05 April 2020

Bridge over the River Mersey by Sean Nolan

Bridge over the River Mersey by Sean Nolan

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Test you knowledge on county crossings in this picture based quiz.

While Cheshire doesn’t have a coastline (unless you count the Wirral peninsula), the county is criss-crossed with many famous waterways, both man-made and natural.

The River Mersey, most closely associated with Liverpool runs through Cheshire with a number of tributaries such as the Gowy and Goyt.

The River Dee prompted the Romans to create a settlement which evolved into Chester and the River Weaver was a major part of industry and trade in the 18th century, and its tributary, the River Dane runs into Derbyshire.

It is the Industrial Revolution that saw the need for more navigatable waterways in the region and that era and beyond saw the emergence of an extensive canal network that saw the creation of the Bridgewater Canal, Trent and Mersey Canal, Peak Forest Canal, Wardle Canal, Macclesfield Canal and the Shropshire Union Canal.

With all these waterways, it is natural that the population creates crossing for the easy movement of people and goods.

Some of these have become iconic landmarks in Cheshire while others are just overpasses that you may not even realise are bridges as you drive or walk over them.

How many of these bridges did you guess correctly? Share and challenge your friends to beat your score.

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