Whitehall backs £500m bridge across the Mersey

May 2006
Public Private Finance;May2006, Issue 103, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that the British government has given its backing to the new £500m Mersey Gateway Bridge project. Transport secretary Alistair Darling has included the crossing list of key transport schemes in Whitehall, London, and given it direct government funding of £209m. The bridge, linking Runcorn and Widnes, England, will be located a quarter of a mile east of the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge and is intended to relieve traffic rush. Halton Borough Council, which is leading the project, will provide a detailed design and seek statutory powers.


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