Project Description

Client: Department for Infrastructure

Iconic Bridge constructed as part of Design and Build 3.5km long dual carriageway bypass of Toome. The bridge spanned the River Bann North of Toome.

Works included:

  • 90m 1600 tonne bowstring arch, single-span bridge include abutments, parapet railings and feature lighting
  • Temporary steel ‘dolphin’ supports were installed in the river to allow segmental construction of the bridge over the river
  • The steel superstructure was delivered to site in segments. Assembly of the superstructure was carried out in the five stages

Other works associated with the bypass include:

  • Three new roundabouts with tie-in’s to existing link roads
  • Street Lighting
  • Fencing and Safety Barrier
  • Cycleway and Footway along the carriageway
  • Services
  • Drainage
  • Accommodation works
  • Soft Landscaping

Project voted by the public as the best Northern Ireland project of the decade in 2009 and CEF Civil Engineering project of the year 2004.