Drivers fined £3 million in toll fines on Mersey Gateway Bridge

The new Mersey Gateway Bridge has just won an award for its engineering, but its system of tolls is proving less of a winner with some drivers.

Figures released to Granada Reports show the crossing between Widnes and Runcorn has seen nearly 300,000 penalty charges issued.

That's in the four and a half months from when it opened to the end of February.

It's estimated those fines have generated around £3 million in income, or around one pound in every five the bridge has raised.

The Mersey Gateway Board says drivers are benefiting from quicker, easier and more reliable journeys.

Matt O'Donoghue has our exclusive report.