Mersey Gateway construction. Image courtesy of DTW and I-Sky Unmanned Systems
Following the route of the new bridge from north to south, the film highlights the incredible bridge-building machines and cranes being used across the main bridge site. The footage also provides some stunning views of the Mersey Estuary and the Silver Jubilee Bridge.
Hugh O’Connor, General Manager for Merseylink, said: “I’m hugely proud of the work that our team has delivered on this project and this film really shows the scale of the work we are undertaking right in the middle of the river. It’s great to see it brought to life in this way.”
Leader of Halton Borough Council, Councillor Rob Polhill, said: “The scale of this project is phenomenal and this new drone footage also shows what a stunning new landmark we are creating for the whole of north west England.”
Supporting Mersey Gateway since 2001, Ramboll’s initial role as lead technical consultant helped secure funding approval for the bridge. Then in 2014 our work continued as part of a technical advisor team, to support the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board with the technical and contractual administration of the project. The Mersey Gateway Project has been identified as one of the UK government’s Top 40 priority projects in the National Infrastructure Plan and it has been recognised by KPMG as one of the ‘Top 100 infrastructure projects around the globe’.
Ramboll has played a significant role in the Mersey Gateway project, the central feature of the significant highway improvements between the M56 and Speke Road. It is a new six-lane cable-stayed tolled bridge across the Mersey Estuary between Runcorn and Widnes.