The Mersey Gateway Project

Mersey Gateway team shows support for International Women in Engineering Day

June 22, 2017adminNews

To mark International Women in Engineering Day 2017 (Friday 23 June), women from all disciplines helping to build the prestigious Mersey Gateway Project have gathered for photos on the iconic cable stay bridge – the centrepiece at the heart of the project.

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Giant bridge building machine ‘Webster’ carries out final concrete pour

June 19, 2017adminNews

MSS Webster has completed its final concrete pour on the Mersey Gateway’s south approach viaduct.

The 1,700 tonne machine, which looks and operates like a giant Meccano set, has been working on the south approach viaduct for around 10 months, slowly creating the reinforced concrete deck that will be used by 60,000 vehicles per day. Read more →

Competition opens to find 25,000th visitor to Mersey Gateway Visitor centre

May 5, 2017adminNews


Throughout the week of May 8 – 12, people heading to the Mersey Gateway visitor centres at the Catalyst Science and Discovery Museum in Widnes and in Runcorn Shopping Centre, are invited to enter a competition to find its 25,000th visitor. Read more →

Watkinson Way – update on road closure

April 28, 2017adminNews

The closure of Watkinson Way and introduction of a new road layout in this part of Widnes is an essential part of the Mersey Gateway Project.

Hugh O’Connor, General Manager at Merseylink, said that while the closures were causing delays, it is vital work, and essential to allow traffic to access the new bridge when it opens this autumn. Read more →

New drone footage showcases Mersey Gateway construction

April 11, 2017adminNews

Stunning new drone footage showing the pace of progress on the Mersey Gateway Bridge has been released.

The footage, which was captured last month, shows both the scale of the project and how the hundreds of people working across the site are pressing on to ensure it opens as planned this autumn. Read more →

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