Hardesty & Hanover provided movable bridge engineering services to Dublin City Council for the development of operations and maintenance (O&M) procedures and protocols for the Samuel Beckett Bridge over the River Liffey. The project, which was a collaboration with Roughan & O’Donovan, included the development of an O&M manual which was completed in 2014. Since then, the team has been providing regular O&M services to Dublin City Council for the bridge as part of a movable bridge framework contract.
The Santiago Calatrava-conceived bridge is a signature, asymmetric, cable-stayed swing bridge in Dublin’s historic docklands. It carries four lanes of vehicular traffic, two pedestrian and cycle tracks, and rotates 90 degrees to provide navigational clearance for marine shipping traffic upstream.