Projects Civil Engineering

Bridge Over The River Suir At The Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Client: Office of Public Works

Location:  Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co. Tipperary

Date:  May 2007- August 2007

Contract Value: € 240,000

Client Representives:  TOBIN Consulting Engineers

The Contract involved the repair and painting of the Swiss Cottage Bridge. The total span of the bridge is 37.5 m long between buttresses and 3.95 wide between arches. Scope of works included:
  • Temporary Specialist Scaffolding over River
  • Removal of the existing composite steel / concrete deck.
  • Removal of 9no cross tie channels (305 x 89 x 41.69)
  • Installation of 9no 250 x 250 x 10 SHS and pre-cast slabs covered with an in-situ screed.
  • Existing bearings underpinned and replaced with 6no elastomeric bearings per end bearing.
  • Shot Blast Entire Bridge
  • Repaint Entire Bridge