Construction passes ‘huge milestone’ as river is bridged with huge beams
The core of the new Cockhill bridge was put in place last Wednesday when four enormous beams were laid across the Crana River in a complex operation that was months in the planning and completed in just six hours.
A huge 750 tonne mobile crane was brought to the site to manoeuvre the beams – which were 40 metres long and weigh approximately 100 tonnes each – in place.
“It’s a huge milestone for the project, and it’s happened a week ahead of schedule,” said Gavin McGeever, project manager for Wills Brothers, the company overseeing the €3 million project.
“Everything went well with last Wednesday’s operation, which was planned meticulously,” McGeever continued.
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