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Mersey Gateway

Project data

Location: Runcon to Widnes, United Kingdom

The bridge will be a six-lane toll bridge, 2.3km in length. The towers will rise from 80m to 125m in height

Requirements

To ease current congestion to local commuters. Crane use limited on site. 

Intricate shape of hammerhead with three different sized pylons to be formed

Customer

MCCJV - Mersey Civil Contractors Joint Venture comprising of:

FCC Construccion S.A., Kier Infrastructure & Overseas Ltd and Samsung C&T Corporation

Customer's benefit

Protection from high wind. Health & Safety issues met with platforms.

Unique use of SB Brace Frame as platform and then re-used for the pier tables

Due to crane restrictions on site, the ACS system uses hydraulics so crane time could be used elsewhere.

Regular weekly meetings on site with the contractors and a presentation in the Visitor centre which enabled the local people to understand the project.

PERI solution

ACS  to support and provide access to the formwork systems on site and withstands high wind speeds.

VARIO GT24 formwork with SB Brace Frames. SB being used as a platform.

VARIOKIT