The debrief: How a multimillion pound Mersey project aimed for net gain

A project straddling the Mersey was built with the aim of avoiding short-term environmental harm and included measures to ensure ongoing benefits. Conor McGlone reports

Alison Curtis and Mireia Artigas from Aecom standing in front of a boat

Alison Curtis and Mireia Artigas from Aecom: water quality sampling at the bridge site is carried out monthly

"You could write a book on the risks involved in building the Mersey Gateway,” says Paul Oldfield, the environment and biodiversity manager for the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board.

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