Project Overview


Office of Public Works

Designer / Consultancy

Byrne Looby

Construction Period

July 2016 October 2020



Project Overview

This scheme involved the deepening of the existing riverbed by approximately 1.8 metres and dredging for 3.6 kilometres together with Morphological River Restoration works and construction of new reinforced concrete fish pass structures at Bandon Weir, Bridewell River and Mill River.

Bridge structural works included the demolition of existing pedestrian bridge and construction of new 3-span pedestrian bridge. Other works included the underpinning/mini pilling of Bandon Bridge which required extensive archaeological works and temporary protection.

Works also included the demolition and reconstruction of existing stone walls along the banks of the River Bandon, construction of new stone faced and reinforced concrete walls/sheet pile walls along the banks of the River Bandon. Further works included the construction of new RC culverts, local drainage works in and about the town of Bandon together with extensive brick paving and landscaping. Works were carried out throughout the town of Bandon and extensive Traffic Management and Environmental Mitigation works were required for this contract.

Key Numbers

  • 3.6km of river dredging
  • Bandon Weir fish pass (135m long by 12.6m wide)
  • New 3-span pedestrian bridge with steel bridge deck
  • 940m of new embankments
  • 890m of sheet piled stone clad retaining flood walls
  • 120 stone clad reinforced concrete retaining flood
  • Upgrade of existing storm and foul sewer lines
  • Pumping Station