THE Golden Gates were lifted out on a crane today as the finishing touches were made after its £500,000 restoration.

Work to repair the iconic structure has been ongoing since October last year.

After months of renovations, the grade two-listed gates were put back in place in time for Walking Day.

But final stages of work have been continuing.

And this morning, Tuesday, the gates were lifted out by a crane section by section in order for further repairs to be carried out by Croft-based Ken Harrop Crane Hire.

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Warrington Guardian photographer Dave Gillespie was on scene to capture the moment.