The bridge named after St Helen's rugby league hero Steve Prescott has opened this evening.
It brought fans to their first home game of the season against Hull.
Steve Prescott lost his long battle with cancer in November last year.
His widow and sons were there to see the opening.
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Everton will play their first European match for five seasons when they take on German side Wolfsburg in the Europa League.
A change to fresher conditions by the weekend but Thursday and Friday stay mainly dry with temperatures well above the seasonal average.