Mizen Head Footbridge Republic of Ireland

Project facts

Description Mizen Head Footbridge
Challenge Refurbishment of an historic bridge at Mizen Head on the Southern tip of Ireland

The 50 metre long bridge spans a dramatic sea gorge 45 metres below, and connects the mainland of County Cork with Cloghan Island. The original reinforced concrete structure had been in place for 100 years, but its location and exposure to the elements had caused it to deteriorate, and by 2009 it was in need of major refurbishment.

SGB (Formerly Harsco Infrastructure) designed and installed a scaffolding solution to provide full access to all areas of the bridge so that refurbishment could be carried out. Safety is always a major priority for us, and the location of this project meant that it posed particular challenges in that area. It is testament to the versatility of our system that we were able to achieve the objectives while still ensuring the highest levels of safety.

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