Mersey Gateway Bridge in Liverpool opens to traffic

Eptisa has been part of the design team for Merseylink, the international consortium awarded for its design, construction, financing and operation

November 02 2017

The Mersey Gateway Bridge in Liverpool was opened to traffic on October 14th after three and a half years of implementation, significantly reducing congestion in the existing network and improving connectivity for both businesses and nearby communities.

The Mersey Gateway Bridge is 2.25 km long including the approach viaducts, with a 1 km long triple tower concrete cable-stayed of suspended deck section with 146 cables in total.

Eptisa has been part of the design team for Merseylink, the international consortium awarded for the design, construction, financing and operation of the new bridge and a number of changes and improvements to the existing road network between Widnes and Runcorn.

As part of this team, Eptisa has designed the 625 metre-long reinforced concrete Astmoor & Bridgewater viaduct and its 255 metre and 140 metre-long approaches, various types of retaining wall and the geotechnical and drainage studies for the entire project including the main bridge. Eptisa is also responsible for technical support for the construction.

Access to the inauguration video through the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8is2ewJ-O2k


 
 Mersey Gateway Bridge in Liverpool opens to traffic