Mersey Gateway, Freight Line Bridge, Widnes

The Mersey Gateway project will provide a new crossing of the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal between Widnes and Runcorn.

The extensive approach roads cross a complex infrastructure including a railway in Widnes. To provide the highly skewed crossing a 99 metre long tunnel will span the twin rail tracks.

Along with supplying many other precast concrete components, ABM are providing the design, manufacture and installation of the rail tunnel (known as the Freight Line Bridge) as a precast sectional portal frame system.

If you’d like to arrange training for your organisation about the features and benefits of our Arch and Portal Frame systems, please visit out Training page.

Products Supplied

  • Design, manufacture and installation of a 14.5m span, 5.85m high 99.0m long portal frame rail tunnel supplied in 56 three-part sections each 1.75m long.


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