A FACEBOOK page set up to save the town's transporter bridge, across the River Mersey, has gathered momentum after a BBC broadcast on Monday.

Appleton resident Margaret Ingham, aged 68, created 'Save Warrington Transporter Bridge' in 2013 to save the grade 2 listed construction, close to Bank Quay station.

The BBC contacted Margaret about her mission to persuade the council to begin work to preserve the bridge immediately, rather than waiting for the development of two potential new crossings in the town to begin.

During the BBC's North West Tonight broadcast this week, the council's executive director for economic growth, regeneration and environment, Andy Farrall, admitted other issues will take precedence before the council can focus on saving the bridge.

Up until last week, the page had 200 'likes' from Facebook users but the figure has now reached an impressive 448.

Margaret fears the bridge could be 'left to rot' and then taken down as 'unsafe' but is appealing for more people to support the campaign.

For further information or to get involved e-mail warringtontransporterbridge@virginmedia.com