Swiss Cottage Bridge Repair

The Swiss Cottage Bridge is of national heritage importance and was therefore a sensitive project to work on.

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.
  • Shotblasting the entire bridge
  • Repainting the entire bridge


Office of Public Works

Client Representives

TOBIN Consulting Engineers


May 2007 – August 2007

Contract Value

€ 240 000


Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co. Tipperary


January 19, 2021