Harland and Wolff and Corks Latest Bridge

Wednesday 27 April 2005

The bridge, commissioned by Cork County Council was designed by Fehily Timoney Gifford, built in the Harland & Wolff yard and transported to Cork in sections.

David McVeigh, Harland and Wolff’s head of sales and marketing, says the Mardyke bridge is one of five similar projects undertaken by the company in the Republic of Ireland recently.

“We are very pleased that Fleming Construction appointed us to complete this land mark structure,” he says. “We are growing our reputation south of the border as a high quality supplier of transport structures. As part of Cork’s European City of Culture goals, this is a particularly prestigious job to entrust to us.”

Cork County Council says it is pleased that the bridge was built and installed within budget and on time.

Anne Hennessy of the council says: “This is a very important structure which has now become part of the fabric of Cork. It was therefore essential to have the job completed to the highest quality standards.”

The bridge was successfully installed by Harland and Wolff engineers and will be officially opened, on schedule, toward the end of April.

Donal Buckley, Contracts Manager for Fleming Construction, says: “Being able to assemble the complete bridge under cover in one of Harland and Wolff’s vast fabrication halls gave us great confidence when it came to the installation.”

“Cork County Council is a quality driven customer who demands very high standards. Fleming Construction and Harland and Wolff are pleased to meet these high standards.”