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Malcolm Hughes surveying Mersey Gateway Bridge

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Malcolm Hughes Land Surveyors, part of the Ogilvie Group, have been working on one of the biggest construction projects in the UK, the £600m Mersey Gateway Bridge. Malcolm Hughes have been working on the project since 2015 and will be on site until March 2018.

As engineering surveyors, Malcolm Hughes’ main role was to supervise the construction of the North and Central bridge piers, working at heights of up to 110m. At the peak of the project, the team was made up of 18 surveyors, with turnover reaching £2.5m in July 2017.

The bridge opens in October 2017 and will carry six lanes of traffic over both the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal. Including the approach viaducts on each side, the will be 2,130km long, with a river span of over 1,000 metres.

The landmark structure has a unique cable-stayed design with three towers varying in height between 80 and 125m.

The Mersey Gateway Bridge joins the towns of Widnes and Runcorn and will relieve congestion on the ageing Silver Jubilee Bridge.

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