Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Working in the Bear Pit

Apologies for lack of posting recently but I was away and then I just got busy.

At the end of May I showed you the beginning of the Deck Fill Reduction at the Bear Pit which involves the reduction of the overburden load on the deck of the Mersey Bridge structure.

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.

The photograph above was taken at the end of June when the polystyrene blocks were being delivered.

This now is how it looks at the end of July.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.


  1. That's going to involve a tremendous amount of work, but it looks like it's going well.

  2. Evolution of the 'bear pit' ~ rather slow? Great shots for OWT ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)