Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Deck Fill Reduction at the Bear Pit

On Saturday I showed you the bottom of a pillar by the Bear Pit.

A council notice strapped to the pillar reads:


"This project involves the reduction of the overburden load on the deck of the Mersey Bridge structure.

Recent assessments have identified that the bridge is overloaded in the North West corner due to the existing build-up of materials forming the steps. This load is being removed and the fill material is being replaced by polystyrene lightweight fill material. This will reduce the loading on the deck of the bridge by over 600t.

Access into the Bear Pit will not be possible during the works. We apologise for any inconvenience."

A contribution to Our World Tuesday and Good Fences.


  1. With luck, the work will go quickly. I quite like the stairs on the far end.

  2. Interesting!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

  3. I suppose it needs to be done. Hopefully it won't take too long.

  4. overloaded bridge? yikes! glad they're repairing it before something happens.

    thanks for linking in!

  5. won't be done anytime soon either by the look of those two...eating lunch, picking fingers etc....

  6. Very interesting. At least they are being "safe" about fixing it. It wouldn't be good to have a cave-in due to excess weight.