Dooneen Emergency Bridge Repair

Dooneen Bridge is a single span structure running in a west-east direction along a local road over a tributary of the Leamlara River 5.5km north of Carrigtohill, Co. Cork. The bridge had a span of 1.24m and consisted of a 6.1m length of masonry arch and 7,2m of concrete culvert. The masonry arch section, which is on the upstream side was severely damaged in a recent flood event and had to be replaced by a reinforced concrete culvert. This was to match the existing concrete culvert which had to remain in place.

The works included:

  • Water management
  • Vegetation clearance
  • Removal of partially collapsed section of bridge
  • Concrete culvert (abutments and deck slab)
  • Provision of scour protection
  • Rebuilding of parapet and spandrel wall
  • Installation of rubbing strips.
  • Resurfacing


Cork County Council

Client Representives

Malachy Walsh and Partners


December 2012 – January 2013

Contract Value

€ 35 000


Dooneen Bridge, Leamlara, Co.Cork


January 19, 2021