Reconstruction of Belcoo Bridge in Co. Cavan  


Client: Cavan County Council

Programme: Oct 2008 – Jun 2009 

 Value: €1.4 million

Key Project Elements

  • Careful Demolition of existing three arch masonry river bridge & approaches
  • Reconstruction of new three arch in-situ bridge & approach walls 
  • Carried out associated concrete works 1,350m3 & cladding of the Bridge with salvaged masonry 
  • Reinforced concrete works to the whole of bridge structure including arch deck span
  • Construction on new carriageway & c.1km of pavement resurfacing 
  • Installation of 400m of ESB Ducting & 1,200m of 100mm Service Ducting 
  • Environmental issues involved working over, in & adjacent to the Belcoo River 
  • Diverted existing river using temporary dams, generally utilising clay dams in association with ‘Aqua Barriers’ 
  • The fisheries department were liaised with during the whole project complying with environmental controls 
  • Traffic management in the towns of Belcoo & Blacklion

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