Cork City Council is seeking a contractor to oversee the estimated €450,000 project.
A report on the bridge’s condition uncovered significant damage due to corrosion noting that some strands in the suspension cable were broken, caused by pedestrians shaking the bridge. The inspection was carried out in December 2016 and the report recommended that repair work be carried out within a year.
Short-term works have rendered the bridge secure, though engineers are recommending a long-term solution now be undertaken.
The report recommends large crowds due to events such as marathons be banned from using the bridge.