Client: Ballina Town Council
Location: Co. Mayo, Ireland
Project Value: €1.43m
Description: Construction of a 67m long, two span, post tension cable stayed footbridge over the River Moy in Ballina, Co. Mayo
The Ridge Pool is one of Europe’s leading fisheries and an extremely important environmental, economic and tourism resource.
The project involved the following;
A rock platform was constructed in the river for the 300T crane used to lift the temporary works into position. This involved placing a rock formation, approx. 22m from one bank and 45m from the other, in the river bed. This platform was then spanned with welded double 914mm RSJ’s. The 45m span also received temporary support. These spans were then decked with a prefabricated platform in order to allow access to the works.
The works were undertaken adjacent to a listed structure – fish pass and weir. Rigorous management controls were required to meet with Fisheries, National Parks and Wildlife, requirements due to the strategic location of the bridge works.