1940. Converted for use by road vehicles.
1964 (approximately). Ceased operations.
1964-1970. It was maintained as an emergency exit from the area until the 1970s, when a road bridge was built.
1975. It is registered in the National Heritage List of England as a Grade II* listed building.
Current situation. Due to its poor condition, the bridge is in the UK’s Heritage at Risk Register. Warrington Town Council is managing the structure (it has the concession until 2027) and is studying its future use. A local group called ‘Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge’ (FOWTB) was set up in April 2015 to act as an independent voice for the bridge. The group has links with other interest groups to safeguard the bridge’s future. Minor repairs have been carried out to avoid illegal access to the structure and to determine any premature deterioration, by removing surface elements of the bridge.