It’s had a proper makeover.
Grit-blasted, repaired and repainted, with a new timber decking walkway in place, Cork’s Shakey Bridge, first opened in 1927, has been reinstalled for another 100 years of foot traffic.
The €1.7m restoration project has been underway since August, with experts addressing extensive corrosion and damage to the 50.9-metre heritage structure, which is the only one of its kind in Ireland.
🌁The iconic #ShakeyBridge is back home!🌁
Restoration & repair works were undertaken to address extensive corrosion and damage to the 50.9 m heritage structure
— Cork City Council (@corkcitycouncil) March 10, 2020
Replacement cables were ordered from Italy and both towers, one at Sunday’s Well on the northside and the other in Fitzgerald’s Park in the Mardyke on the south, are gleaming after being cleaned and finished with a final protective coat of paint.
According to the City Council, the Shakey Bridge should be open and back in operation by Easter, as planned.