Bannow Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Works Extent

Bannow Bridge, located approximately 8 kilometres west of Cork City, is an existing three span masonry arch humpback road bridge with a 90-degree skew to its approach and exit.

  • Clean existing stonework and rebuild/repair damaged sections of masonry parapets;
  • Repair/replace existing concrete bed lining and scour skirts to the bridge abutments and piers;
  • Repair abutments, wing walls and cut-waters;
  • Repoint masonry joints to spandrel walls and the arch barrel of each span;
  • Install new public lighting scheme on approaches;
  • Upgrade existing approach signage and road markings;
  • Resurface bridge carriageway and approaches.


The bridge structure has suffered significant deterioration from scour to bed lining, abutments and piers with spalling of masonry joints on arch barrels.

The objectives of the works are:

  • Restore the overall structural integrity of the bridge;
  • Improve road user safety through improved visibility (public lighting and approach signage) and resurfacing of bridge carriageway and approaches with upgraded road markings.


Start: Construction commenced May 2021.

Finish: Project completed in Q3 2021.

For further information please contact  Dan O'Sullivan, Senior Executive Engineer at email

Bannow Bridge Rehab Project