Mersey Gateway – Another update on construction progress, Widnes

25 May, 2017 | 18:30 - 20:00

An update on the construction of the new Mersey Gateway crossing.
An update on the construction of the new Mersey Gateway crossing.

About this event

Construction started on the Mersey Gateway Project in May 2014. In Autumn 2017 a new six lane cable-stayed bridge over the Mersey between the towns of Runcorn and Widnes will open to relieve the congested and ageing Silver Jubilee Bridge.

The bridge itself forms the centrepiece of a new and improved high standard link road (9.2km long) connecting the national motorway network in north Cheshire with Merseyside. Attendees will be provided with an update on the project progress, and discussion of the innovative engineering solutions used to combat the unique challenges this project has faced.

Speakers – Representatives from the Engineering and Operations Teams of the Merseylink Civil Contractors Joint Venture.

Parking for this event is free; please make your way up to the main entrance from the car park. Refreshments will be served from 6pm, with the meeting starting at 6:30. There is a great view of the bridge from the Catalyst, and there will be a chance to go up to the viewing gallery before the talk starts.

Please see for directions (generally follow road signs to Widnes (South) and follow the brown / white tourist signs when you get close). The website gives a link to information about the most current roadworks that are being carried out in connection with the bridge.


For more information, please contact:

Antje Budge
t: 07866 033 143