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Balvac – Silver Jubilee Bridge

Client: Balvac

Project Description

The bridge was closed from late 2017 to early 2021 to deliver several packages of works including repainting the entire top arch for the first time since the bridge opened in 1961. The running lanes have been reconfigured and a new dedicated cycle lane created.

In addition, the dead load on the bridge deck was waterproofed and an innovative, thin surface material utilising polymer modified bitumen was applied to keep within the allowed design tolerances.

A successful trial was completed for the replacement of a locked coil hanger cable from arch to deck, providing Halton Borough Council with the confidence that future cable replacement works would be feasible whilst the bridge remains operational.

Location: Runcorn/Widnes
Budget: 40 Million