Type of work

Bridges

Mersey Bridge

United Kingdom

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  • Lateral view of the future Mersey Bridge
  • Mersey Bridge
  • Mersey Bridge
  • Mersey Bridge
  • Lateral view of the future Mersey Bridge
  • MGB infography
  • MGB infography
  • MGB infography
  • MGB infography
  • MGB infography
  • Lateral view of the future Mersey Bridge
  • Mersey Bridge
  • Mersey Bridge
  • Mersey Bridge
  • Lateral view of the future Mersey Bridge

The new Mersey Bridge project covers the design, construction, financing, maintenance and operation of the bridge over the River Mersey in Liverpool, the United Kingdom, which is intended to eliminate the traffic problems of the existing bridge.

The new bridge will be 2.13 kilometres long and provide service to over 80,000 vehicles a day.

FCC was the successful bidder through a consortium in which it was participating, for both the concession and the construction. Its partners in the concession are Bilfinger, Sanef and Macquarie, whereas they are Samsung CT and Kier for the construction.

The project consists of the construction of a new crossing over the River Mersey in Liverpool, with a total length of more than two kilometres, located to the east of the Silver Jubilee Bridge, which was opened in 1961 and currently suffering from serious traffic problems.

The most singular element in the contract is the actual bridge itself, which is one kilometre long. It is a 42-metre wide braced structure with a maximum height of 125 metres. The project also includes the remodelling of seven kilometres of motorway access highways and the renovation of another 4.5 kilometres of motorway, together with various communication junctions.

A free-flow multi-lane toll system will be installed at the crossings, which will enable toll fees to be collected by means of automatic reading of vehicles licence plates employing an advanced technological system that does not affect the traffic flow.

Throughout the entire process of construction, operation and maintenance of the new bridge, some 4,600 jobs are expected to be created, both direct and indirect. The project will benefit, not only the Liverpool area, with its over 1.6 million inhabitants, but also the northwest of England.

Premio mejor puente del mundo a puente Mersey (UK)

Concedido por Asociación Internacional de Puentes e Ingeniería Estructural (Aibse) (2019)

Award Merit Bridge: Puente Mersey

Concedido por ENR Global Bests Project. (2018)

'Infrastructure’ y ‘Overall Project of the Year’

Concedido por RICS North West

Best Project

Concedido por Concrete Society Awards (2018)

European Road Deal of the year

Concedido por IJGlobal (2015)

Infraestructura Europea del año

Concedido por Mersey Bridge PFI (2014)

Bronwfield Awards 2020

Best infrastructure: Mersey Bridge (United Kingdom)

Bronwfiled Awards 2020

Best re-use materials: Mersey Bridge (United Kingdom)

Responsables

Durante todo el proceso de construcción, operación y mantenimiento del nuevo puente se crearon 4.600 puestos de trabajo tanto directos como indirectos.

Además, la construcción de esta infraestructura beneficia no solamente al área de la región de Liverpool, con una población de más de 1,6 millones de habitantes, sino también al área noroeste de Inglaterra.

María Jimenez · Jefa de proyecto

El proyecto del puente de Mersey, abarca el diseño, construcción, financiación, mantenimiento y operación del puente.

Aspectos destacados

  • Mejora de las infraestructuras del puente sobre el río Mersey.
  • La construcción del nuevo puente evitará los problemas de tráfico que existen actualmente.
  • El puente posee unas características diferenciales con una estructurada atirantada de 42 metros de ancho y una altura máxima de 125 metros.