Queen Elizabeth II has officially inaugurated Mersey Gateway Bridge, operated by Emovis. The Abertis’ technology and services subsidiary has been in charge of the design, implementation and, from last October, the management of the free-flow tolling solution of the infrastructure
The Monarch’s visit was also the new Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle’s, first official event without Prince Henry. The trip started with the arrival of the Royal Train to Runcorn’s station, from where they moved through the Mersey Gateway Bridge to the town of Halton, where the official opening event of the iconic bridge took place with the unveiling of the commemorative plaque.
About Mersey Gateway Bridge
The Mersey Gateway Bridge is an important communication axis between the northwest of England and the rest of the country. It is considered one of the 40 main projects of the National Infrastructure Plan, and one of the 100 main infrastructure projects in the world in the last few years.
The bridge, opened to traffic on Saturday 14th October, links the towns of Runcorn and Widnes (in the city of Liverpool, United Kingdom) over the Mersey River. It is 2-kilometres long and has three lanes per direction. Its innovative free-flow tolling system is managed by Emovis. The company also manages the free-flow toll at the Dartford Crossing, near London.
Photo credited to the Halton Borough Council