by Iain Roberts on 19 November, 2013
Back in 1935 the good people of Stockport decide to build a road over the River Mersey through the town centre, to relieve traffic on Chestergate and Princes Street. At the time the river was badly polluted and that section ran between the backs of factories and warehouses, so much as it might seem like a bad idea today, I can understand why people thought it was the right thing to do.
In the 1960s the road was built into the Merseyway shopping centre and today there are many visitors who don’t realise the river is flowing beneath their feet.
The concrete structure requires ongoing maintenance from the Council, and because there are bats roosting in the structure they’re limited to around 18 weeks a year for the work. I went down to take a look.6 Comments