M56 SHARSTON BYPASS/INTERCHANGE

THIS NOTE DESCRIBES THE M56/M63 SHARSTON BYPASS MOTORWAY. THE SCHEME INCORPORATES 27 BRIDGES AND ONE VIADUCT. TWO AND A HALF MILES OF THE 4 MILE BYPASS HAVE BEEN OPENED. THE COMPLEX SCHEME HAD TO FIT WITHIN THE SEVERE RESTRAINTS OF THE RIVER MERSEY AND ITS FLOOD PLAINS, SEVERAL RAILWAY LINES AND THE NARROWNESS OF THE PASSAGE AT SHARSTON. OWING TO THE SEVERE SPACE RESTRICTIONS HIGHLY SKEWED AND CURVED BRIDGES HAVE BEEN BUILT. SEVEN EXAMPLES OF THE BRIDGE DESIGNS ARE ILLUSTRATED AND DETAILS OF THEIR SUPERSTRUCTURE AND SUBSTRUCTURE GIVEN. THE SCHEME INVOLVES THE BULK EXCAVATION OF 965,000 SQ.YD OF MATERIAL AND THE PLACING OF OVER 1,250,700 CU.YD MATERIAL IN EMBANKMENTS. DRAINAGE MATERIAL FORM THE LOWER PARTS OF THE EMBANKMENTS SO THAT THE MOTORWAY WILL NOT BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY FLOODING OF THE MERSEY. THIS COMPLEX OF URBAN ROADS HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND CONSTRUCTED WITH LITTLE PERMANENT DAMAGE TO EXISTING PROPERTY.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

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  • Accession Number: 00081098
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM