THE cost of the toll for the new bridge is being widely published as £2 but this is only correct for private cars, small vans and minibuses.

According to the Mersey Gateway website the tolls for other vehicles are between £6 and £8.

Eligible Halton residents will be able to travel free across both bridges once they have registered.

This is not quite as it seems because only cars and small vans used for private use are eligible.

Any trips made for business must be declared and paid for.

This will generate additional traffic through Warrington.

One thing is certain the £8 charge per crossing for heavy goods vehicles will send a significant number through Warrington.

Make no bones about it the borough of Warrington is going to suffer both environmentally and economically as a result of these tolls.