Rosie Hackett Bridge, Dublin

Engineering and civic excellence combined

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Project Overview

Client Dublin City Council
Project Value €6m
Expertise Civil Engineering
Sector Bridges
Timeline September 2011 - May 2014
Location Republic of Ireland
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Project Summary

Deliberately understated, yet elegant, the multi-award winning Rosie Hackett Bridge is a sophisticated example of engineering, and civic, excellence that has provided a strategic transport connection between the north and south sides of Dublin City. Named in honour of the Irish Women Workers’ Union’s founding member, Rosie Hackett, the contemporary 47m long, €6million in-situ concrete bridge, which spans the River Liffey, facilitates the seamless mobility of hundreds of buses, Luas trams, taxis, cyclists and pedestrians each day.

The detail

Celebrated for its graceful design, engineering excellence and advanced concrete technology, this industry-recognised project provides modern, cross-functioned connectivity within Dublin City centre through the construction of a new southbound BXD Luas Line crossing, two bus lanes, a single cycle track and two pedestrian footpaths.

Delivered within a robust 33-month programme, the structure spans 47 metres, is 26 metres wide and has a span to depth ratio of approximately 1 to 100 at mid-span. Notable for its curved profile in elevation, and in section, with a post tensioned deck, it also includes marine piling with temporary cofferdams and propping systems. Traffic management and the execution of public realm tasks, to integrate the Luas crossing into the existing infrastructure, were also integral elements of our award-winning work, which has served to leave a lasting legacy for this vibrant portion of cosmopolitan Dublin.

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"The elegance and simplicity of this hard-working bridge mark it out as a significant recent example of understated civic excellence. " Jury Irish Concrete Society Awards "The span to depth ratio on this bridge has received international acclaim and is a match for anything seen globally."

Tony Dempsey, Chartered Engineer and Director, Roughan and O’Donovan