Works start on site for Mancunian Way Flyover

26 January 2024

Work is now underway on the 32-span, 950m long Mancunian Way Flyover located south of Manchester city centre.

The structure forms part of the A57(M) inner ring road and is an inner-city strategic network for movement around Manchester. The works are considered safety critical for this type of structure and will mitigate risk in the future of closing the bridge for major repair works causing significant traffic disruption. 

Our infrastructure team was commissioned by Manchester City Council to undertake a Post Tensioned Risk Management Plan for the scheme. We are working in partnership with Roughan & O’Donovan by supporting the Post Tensioned Site Investigation (PTSI) works which are undertaken by Henderson Thomas Associates.

The post-tensioned structure consists of segmental precast concrete box girders with post-tensioning tendons within grouted ducts. The spans typically comprise 14 post-tension concrete box girder segments with construction joints filled with high strength grout between each segment.

Anticipated to be completed in March, the bridge will remain open for traffic and pedestrians throughout to minimise disruptions.

Jagvinder Singh, Technical Director for our Infrastructure team commented: “It’s great to see the latest of our projects with Manchester City Council starting on site. This PTSI forms part of the overall asset management strategy and we are excited to work with the project team on this critical structure in the centre of Manchester. We have been providing multiple consultancy services to the council for over four years, including bridge inspections and assessments, and we look forward to continuing our working relationship with them in the future.”

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