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Three bridges to undergo renovations

Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 5:26pm

Preliminary building work has commenced this week on the repair and reformation of St Patricks Bridge.

Cork City Council, in alliance with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TLI), has begun work on the iconic bridge and the €1.2 million work will be undertaken in two phases. The works are expected not to create too much interruption to pedestrian and traffic.

SSE Airtricty Utility Solutions Ltd has been selected by Cork City Council to undertake phase one; in turn they have appointed Italian lighting specialists Neri to complete the project.

The four current heritage lamps will be removed this week and will be sent to Italy for repair and reconstruction.

Upon completion, 12 restored/replicated lamp columns will be returned to the bridge in September, complete with new lantern heads with LED fittings.

The Council is in the process of issuing a tender for phase two of the works which it expects will begin in early May.

This phase of the works involves the removal of all vegetation and algae from the bridge, the cleaning and repair of all stonework and the re-pointing of missing or defective masonry joints, the replacement of the footpath and carriageway surfacing together and new road markings.

It is expected that all works to St Patrick’s Bridge will be completed by mid-October.

Next month a tender will be issued for maintenance work on St Vincent’s Bridge while a tender has also been launched seeking consultants to undertake design and civil works preparation on Daly’s Bridge.

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