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BRIDGES REPLACED: Seacombe Ferry Terminal transformed

BRIDGES REPLACED: Seacombe Ferry Terminal transformed

Seacombe Ferry Terminal in Wirral, Image: Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

One Merseyside ferry terminal will look completely different when it reopens after massive new bridges were installed.

Seacombe Ferry Terminal, in Wirral, has had its new passenger linkspan bridges completed.

The work, which has seen the terminal’s 130-year-old bridges replaced, has been going on for the last 10 months.

The landing stage has also undergone major refurbishment, which has seen the mooring bollards upgraded and new powered gangways installed.

Carried out over a four-day period, the new north and south linkspan bridges and refurbished north and south boom were installed using a specialist Lara 1 Crane Ship after being transported up the river from Garston via a barge.

Once the full job is completed, the landing stage will be able to operate for another 25 years before any major future maintenance is needed.

The work is part of a major investment to keep the services running at Seacombe.

Seacombe Ferry Terminal is currently closed and will remain so until next spring while the terminal refurbishment work continues.

Cllr Liam Robinson, who is responsible for transport and air quality at the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, said: “The installation of these new linkspan bridges marks a major milestone in this significant investment at Seacombe Ferry Terminal by the Combined Authority.

“We’re hugely grateful to our loyal Mersey Ferries customers and their patience while these works are being carried out and look forward to welcoming them back to Seacombe in the new year.

“The Mersey Ferries are an important part of our cultural identity in the city region and these works will make sure that they continue to run from Seacombe for many years to come.”

 

Words: George Morgan, Local Democracy Reporter


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