It’s nearly finished.
Cork’s beloved Shakey Bridge is about to reopen following a €1.7m restoration project that has been underway since August.
This morning, Cork City Council issued an update on the restoration project, revealing that replacement cables have arrived from Italy and should be in place by early next week.
Both towers have been cleaned and are currently getting their final protective coat of paint. According to the City Council, the Shakey Bridge should be back in operation by Easter, as planned.
🌉 Shakey Bridge Update!🌉
🇮🇹Replacement cables have arrived from Italy for the Shakey Bridge and should be in place by early next week.
🎨Both towers have been cleaned and are currently getting their final protective coat of paint.
😍Looking good to reopen at Easter! pic.twitter.com/hhqNFt0iE8
— Cork City Council (@corkcitycouncil) February 6, 2020
The repairs addressed extensive corrosion and damage to the 50.9 metre heritage structure, which is the only one of its kind in Ireland.
The design team for the project includes RPS Consulting Engineers and L&M Keating Ltd. of Kilmihil, Co. Clare, the company that recently completed construction of the Mary Elmes Bridge, is the main contractor for the works.