Bridge Street The 'River of Life' design in Bridge Street depicts the course of the River Mersey as it flows through the Borough of Warrington from Hollins Green and Rixton (at Market Gate) to Penketh (close to Rylands Street). Along the course of the River, twelve bronze disca, designed by local primary school children, detail themes of nature, local history and geography. The scheme was designed by the artist Stephen Broadbent in partnership with Warrington Borough Council. The central water feature is, in part, a memorial to two local children who died following the terrorist bomb explosion in Bridge Street in 1993. Young people from the Great Sankey High School helped the artist with the design work. Seats in the street feature themes detailing Warrington's industries, past and present, including metal working, wire making and tool manufacturing. The lighting columns incorporate motifs taken from Warrington Town Hall gates and the Coat of Arms of families influential in the history of the town. The scheme was implemented by Warrington Borough Council and opened by HRH The Duchess of Kent on 14th November 1996.

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by Warrington Borough Council

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