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MCCJV – Merseylink

Client: MCCJV

Project Description

The new Mersey Gateway Bridge will include :

* 2Km Long Toll Bridge Between Runcorn & Widnes

* Upgrading of 7Km of Highways – North & South of the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge

* Add 12 Additional new Bridges and Upgrade to 8 Highway Interchanges

* Provide Free flowing tolling on both the Mersey Gateway Bridge & and the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge

A landmark design

The Mersey Gateway Bridge will be a landmark structure that will be recognisable throughout the north west and beyond.

The Project starts on the A562 in Widnes and goes as far as Junction 12 on the M56

The unique design is based on a cable-stayed structure similar to the second Severn Crossing but with three towers. The 80m high central tower will be shorter than the two outer towers, which will be 110m high (north tower) and 125m high (south tower).

Including the approach viaducts on each side, it will be 2,130 metres long with a river span of 1,000 metres.

The main bridge deck will be made from reinforced concrete and the spans will be supported by steel cable stays attached to the three towers.

Location: Widnes
Budget: 600 Million