The skyline across the River Mersey between Widnes and Runcorn is constantly changing.
The three giant tower cranes that have sat behind each pylon of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge are being dismantled and removed as the bridge opening date draws nearer. Read more →
The construction of the Mersey Gateway passed a major milestone today when the final segment of bridge deck was inserted to join the last deck sections together.
We are sorry that the work to demolish the Desoto road and rail bridge has had such an impact on local residents overnight.
We were using a pecker to take the concrete road deck down which is surrounded by steel beams.
During this process the steel beams started to vibrate and emit a high frequency noise.
This noise was particularly noticeable during the quiet of night and for this we sincerely apologise.
We would like to assure local residents that this specific element of work was completed today and that removal of the beams overnight tonight should not result in the same levels of noise.
We are working 24 hours per day to remove the bridge in order to finish the work in the shortest timescale possible and in line with Network Rail’s restricted rail line possession.
Overnight work will continue until the end of the week, but we are checking the programme to try to make sure that any noisy operations will be finished as early in the evening as possible.
A 400-metre section of Hutchinson Street in Widnes will be closed for a week from 23 July to 29 July whilst the Desoto Road bridge near to Stobarts and the Tesco Distribution Centre is demolished as part of the Mersey Gateway Project. Read more →
The team building Halton’s landmark new Mersey Gateway bridge has won a national competition that recognises excellence in ecology and environmental management.