SJ8990 : Repair work on Merseyway

taken 3 years ago, near to Stockport, Great Britain

Repair work on Merseyway
Repair work on Merseyway
Lancashire Bridge SJ8990 : Lancashire Bridge over the river Mersey requires repair work - see LinkExternal link for details.
Merseyway Shopping Centre

Merseyway Shopping Centre opened in 1965 but was extensively refurbished in 1995. It consists mainly of a large pedestrianised street, where at one point there are two levels of walkways for shoppers, and there is access to both the first and ground floor of many shops. There is a small area of covered mall at the western edge of the centre, constructed in 1995.

It is built on giant stilts above the River Mersey and the river runs for the entire length of the centre. The river was first covered over in the late 1930s and a road built over the top.
Lancashire Bridge
Lancashire Bridge crosses the river Mersey around the junction of Warren Street and Bridge Street. It was constructed in 1877 and widened in 1891. A reinforced concrete widening structure was added in 1937. The bridge is a square single span arch structure which comprises three arch sections with a skewed reinforced concrete portal frame on the east side of the arch. The bridge and the river was covered over in the late 1930s and a road built over the top. In 1965 the road was replaced by the Merseyway Shopping Centre.

An inspection and assessment of the reinforced concrete portal bridge in 2014 established that the concrete had endemic chloride problems, poor cover and active corrosion and needed to be replaced. Pedestrian access was maintained whilst the work was carried out but buses and other traffic had to be diverted.

Since completion of the remedial works the stone arched section has had a new stone parapet installed to a design similar to that historically located at the bridge and ornate metal railings have been installed around the opening.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 24 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 25 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Construction, Development 
Primary Subject of Photo
Roadworks 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8956 9061 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.7317N 2:9.5115W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8955 9060
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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