EWP PROJECT: Shandon Bridge

Project Description: Handrail and decking with anti-slip
Client: Cork City Council
Architects: McGarry Ni Éanaigh Architects, Drogheda
Engineers: Muir Associates Consulting Engineers
Main Contractor: Ascon Ltd
Steel Contrator: S.H.Structures Ltd, Sherburn in Almet
Wood Working Contractors: Engineered Wood Products, manufacture of anti-slip decking and handrail.
Timber Species: Yellow sucupira (handrail) and massaranduba (decking)
Completion Date: Winter 2004

EWP Involvement:

The bridge tapers from end to end so do the 7 rows of fastenings. This was achieved by making up the deck in panels already fastened to the bearers in the factory to be craned into the bridge structure on site.