Mersey Gateway Bridge 2017

Customer: Mersey Gateway

Job Type: Bridge

Mersey Gateway Bridge 2017


Fastflow Bridgedeck Drainage products were used on the Mersey Gateway Bridge which opened on the 14th October 2017.

The opening of the 1,000m long bridge was the result of more than three-and-a-half years of construction work across Halton, with the bridge becoming a centrepiece for the enormous road project.

Its opening will mean easier, quicker, and more reliable journeys across the Mersey and the wider north-west region. Work on the project has included:

  • Almost 5,000,000-man-hours/days spent on the construction
  • More than 25,000 people from at least nine countries across the globe have worked on this project
  • More than £129million of work put into the regional economy across hundreds of pf different suppliers and sub-contractors.

Now that the bridge is open, a free flow tolling system is in operation which means there are no toll booths on the bridge, enabling traffic to move quickly across the route.

Rob Polhill, Leader of Halton Borough Council and Chair of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board, said:

“After three-and-a-half years of hard work I am proud to announce the Mersey Gateway Bridge is open.

“It’s been a busy project which has reshaped our borough and led to a huge amount of work across it.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has had to navigate through roadworks and traffic lights as our hard-working team built the new bridge and its associated roads.

“Now the project has been completed on time and under budget, it stands as an iconic, landmark structure that will help to put Halton on the map while eliminating congestion across the borough.

“It will help make Halton a destination where businesses want to invest and families want to live. I would like to give a big thank you to everyone involved in turning our dreams into reality.

Fowler and Holden are proud to have been a key supplier on this project.


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