MERSEY BRIDGE PROJECT
CLIENT
MERSEYLINK CCJV
CITY
Widnes - Liverpool | England | United Kingdom
TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION
Form Travellers, Movable Scaffolding System, Sel-Climbing Formwork System
DESCRIPTION

Main Bridge’s deck built resorting to three pairs of inferior form travellers, with a capacity of 400 tons

Approaches deck built with two inferior movable scaffolding systems

Pylons built with the aid of three sets of self-climbing formwork system

TECHNICAL FEATURES

  • PYLONS MAXIMUM HEIGHT | 127,00 m
  • FULL LENGTH |130,00 m
  • MAIN BRIDGE MAXIMUM SPAN | 318,00 m
  • APPROACHES MAXIMUM SPAN | 70,00 m
  • NUMBER OF SPANS | 23,00
  • WIDTH | 34,00 m
  • SEGMENT | 6,00 m

GENERAL PROJECT INFORMATION

The Mersey Gateway project estimates a daily traffic of aproximately 80,000 vehicles on the new bridge and 1,600 permanent jobs in the region. This project embodies perfectly the process of globalization in the construction industry, as the consortium is formed by an English company (Kier), a Spanish company (FCC) and, finally a South Korean company (Samsung).

PROJECT BENEFITS

The Mersey Gateway Bridge will be the alternative to the Silver Jubilee Bridge, which has been open to the public since the sixties and is struggling to cope with the increase in traffic during recent years often leading to congestion in the nearby area. It is estimated that up to 80% of the current daily traffic that passes over the Silver Jubilee Bridge can be transferred to the new bridge, shortening travelling times and ultimately improving road safety.

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