WATCH: First section of Shakey Bridge lift takes place

WATCH: First section of Shakey Bridge lift takes place
New suspension cables are now in place at the Shakey Bridge.

The iconic Shakey Bridge is back home.

Restoration and repair works were undertaken to address extensive corrosion and damage to the 50.9 m heritage structure.

The first section of the Shakey Bridge lift happened at lunchtime today.

The bridge, which joins Sunday's Well on the northside to Fitzgerald's Park in the Mardyke area on the south, is unique in Ireland as the only surviving pedestrian suspension bridge of its type.

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.

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

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