DUNGARVAN based engineering company Coffey Engineering have been awarded the tender for works at Newtown Woods in Tramore. The two existing timber bridges which have, over time, fallen into a state of disrepair, are to be replaced with a single steel structure.
It is expected that Coffey Engineering will manufacture the bridge in sections in Dungarvan. Following that, the bridge will be transported to Cork where it will be hot dipped and galvanised. Once restrictions permit the resumption of works, Waterford Council will undertake the installation of the bridge and the removal of the existing timber structures.
The bridge will be located parallel to the area known locally as Lover’s Walk in Newtown Woods where the trees interlink. The bridges currently link one side of the woods to the other, and the stream underneath flows down to join the sea at Newtown Cove.
All documents were signed recently in relation to the tender process.