Thursday, December 23, 2021
October 2021 saw the Mersey Ferries team hit the latest milestone in the refurbishment of Seacombe Ferry Terminal, as two brand-new linkspan bridges were installed, replacing the existing 130-year-old bridges that were removed earlier in the summer.
Carried out over a four-day period, the new north and south linkspan bridges and refurbished north and south boom were installed using the specialist Lara 1 Crane Ship after being transported up the River Mersey from a dock in Garston via a barge.
Further works are now being carried out at the terminal, which will remain closed until spring 2022, including upgrading the mooring bollards and installing new powered gangways.
The works are part of a major investment by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to keep services running at Seacombe Ferry Terminal for many years to come. Once complete, the landing stage will be able to operate for another 25 years before any major maintenance is needed.
Cllr Liam Robinson, Transport and Air Quality Portfolio Holder for 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.”
Cllr Liam Robinson visited Seacombe Ferry Terminal in October to speak to staff members about the significant refurbishment work which had been undertaken at the terminal. Check out some of the incredible footage of the linkspan bridges being installed and our short interview with Cllr Liam Robinson.
Seacombe Ferry Terminal will remain closed until spring 2022 whilst the terminal refurbishment works continue.
2022 is going to be an exciting year for Seacombe Ferry Terminal as new attraction Eureka! Science + Discovery is set to open in autumn 2022. Find out more about the plans for Merseyside’s newest attraction over on their website.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to Seacombe Ferry Terminal soon!
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