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MERSEY GATEWAY BRIDGE THE DESIGN AND THE CONSTRUCTION Source: merseygateway.co.uk 1. INTRODUCTION The Mersey Gateway is a six-lane road toll bridge across the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal in north-west England. It connects the Central Expressway in Runcorn with the Eastern Bypass and Speke Road in Widnes. It is located approximately 1.5 km (0.93 mi) to the east of the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge. A second road crossing over the Mersey was a long held aspiration of Halton Borough Council (HBC) and its neighbouring local authorities. In 2006 the Mersey Gateway Project was approved by the UK Department of Transport. Figures 1 + 2: Location of the bridge Source: Google Maps (1), merseygateway.co.uk (2) 3/2017