Shot from high above the estuary, the video clearly shows the work that’s been carried out on the landmark scheme linking Runcorn and Widnes, which is due to open by mid-October
Just weeks ahead of the opening of the £600m Mersey Gateway Bridge spectacular drone footage of the project has been released.
Shot from high above the estuary, the video clearly shows the work that’s been carried out on the landmark scheme linking Runcorn and Widnes.
While the bridge structure is complete, the final elements of work are now being made which include barriers, street lighting, waterproofing and surfacing work, all of which must be finished before it can open safely to allow traffic.
Construction plant and vehicles can still be seen busily working on the bridge deck, but the gigantic bridge building machines that formed the bridge deck, as well as the 125m tall cranes that helped to lift the materials in to build its pylons, have now been removed, giving people their first unrestricted view of the bridge.
Layers of road surfacing have been laid on most sections of the bridge, and this work is nearing completion.
The bridge remains on track to open by mid-October, weather permitting.
Other Drone operators are reminded of the strict regulations which are in place governing the use of drones and that unauthorised flying in a public place or around a construction site could lead to the operator being arrested.
Once opened the new bridge will be a tolled crossing, you can register online at www.merseyflow.co.uk