VolkerLaser reach new heights on Mersey Gateway

After 2 years of working on the Mersey Gateway scheme, VolkerLaser have begun bridge deck waterproofing works on the new Mersey Gateway crossing.

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The Mersey Gateway Scheme

Working on a total of 14 different structures, the business has delivered a range of specialisms to Merseylink Civil Contractors Joint Venture, such as waterproofing, expansion joints, concrete repair, bearing replacement, cathodic protection, hydro-demolition and spray concrete.

Waterproofing the Mersey Gateway crossing

To deliver the 50,000m2 of waterproofing, VolkerLaser are utilising Stirling Lloyd’s two coat Eliminator system, chosen to ensure a rapid and safe application without compromising quality.

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The project will deliver a new six-lane cable-stayed toll bridge over the river Mersey, and a 9.2km road network connecting the bridge to the main motorway network in the North West, relieving the congested and ageing Silver Jubilee Bridge.

In order to facilitate the programme, waterproofing works are starting in advance of the structure being fully constructed – our specialist spraying wagons have had to be lifted into place as the bridge is not yet fully joined together.

Upon completion, the scheme will showcase VolkerLaser’s impressive multifunctional specialisms, including concrete repair to existing structures, expansion joints, hydrodemolition and cathodic protection.