CONSTRUCTION WORK STARTS ON NEW BLACKWATER BRIDGE IN MONAGHAN TOWN

10 January 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Following a tender competition, the contract for the replacement of the Blackwater Bridge in Monaghan Town has been awarded to Fox Building and Engineering Ltd. Monaghan Co Council signed a contract with the contractor on Friday December 21.

The Blackwater Bridge replacement contract comprises the demolition of the existing bridge which carries the N2 national road over the Blackwater River just north of Monaghan Town. The works will involve the construction of a new three-span bridge structure at the same location.

Associated works include the realignment of approximately 300m of the road on either side of the new bridge. To facilitate traffic movement on the N2 during the construction period, a temporary diversion route of the N2, including a temporary bridge crossing of the Blackwater River, will be constructed. Other works include new road drainage, street lighting, road markings and signage. Construction works commenced on Monday last, January 7. Works are expected to take approximately…

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