Shakey Bridge latest: First section returns to site tomorrow, bridge to reopen next month

Shakey Bridge latest: First section returns to site tomorrow, bridge to reopen next month
New suspension cables are now in place at the Shakey Bridge.
The Echo

The landmark bridge, which is officially named Daly's Bridge, is expected to reopen to the public around Easter time. 

Work officially got underway on the 93-year-old structure back in September, undertaken by L&M Keating Ltd in conjunction with a design and construction team including RPS Consulting Engineers, JCA Conservation Architects, Corrosion Solutions and Inspection Services, and city council staff.

The towers at the Shakey Bridge have been repaired and repainted.
The towers at the Shakey Bridge have been repaired and repainted.

New suspension cables, brought in from Italy, are now in place and the two towers at either end of the bridge have been repaired and repainted on site. 

The bridge, which joins Sunday's Well on the northside, to Fitzgerald's Park in the Mardyke area on the south was dismantled in four sections and taken to a factory to be refurbished and repainted. 

Likewise, it will be brought back to the site in sections and reinstalled. 

The restoration of the bridge is costing an estimated €1.7 million and is being funded by Cork City Council and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

More in this section

Sponsored Content