Engineers Ireland - The History & Rehabilitation of Daly's "Shakey" Bridge, Cork City

16th February 2021 7:00 pm

Engineers Ireland - The History & Rehabilitation of Daly’s “Shakey” Bridge, Cork City

The presentation will outline the social and economic context of the original construction which opened in 1927 to replace an earlier ferry crossing at the same location. The bridge remains the only suspension bridge in Cork City and is the only surviving bridge of its type in Ireland. The second part of the presentation will detail the recent rehabilitation of the bridge which re-opened in December 2020, including the special inspection and structural assessment, site investigations and material testing, rehabilitation works, the approach to conservation, structural dynamics and aspects of design and construction.

Our presenters: Kieran McCarthy is an Independent Councillor in Cork City and a noted local historian with an avid interest in the architectural and industrial heritage of his native city; Michael Minehane is a Chartered Principal Engineer at RPS and works primarily on the design, inspection, assessment and rehabilitation of bridges and large civil structures. Michael led the Project Team as Project Manager and Employer’s Representative on the Rehabilitation of Daly’s (Shakey) Bridge project.

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