THE new Mersey Gateway bridge has been a hugely successful project.

Everyone involved, especially the bridge builders and planners, should be congratulated on their fine efforts.

Not only has it greatly smoothed out the traffic flow and eradicated the jams we used to have daily but the bridge itself is now an iconic structure.

All my visitors from other parts of the UK have commented on its beauty.

Well done to all involved in its conception and completion.

Tom Kirby