Project Description

Client: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Footbridge constructed as part of the Newcastle Promenade upgrade project. The contractor designed and built landmark pedestrian footbridge spanning 50m over the Shimna River.

Works included:

  • Visually striking splayed Vierendeel truss with non-parallel top and bottom chords. The deck was finished with 40mm thick timber boarding supported on a steel grillage. Also supplied on this bridge was a marine-grade stainless steel anti-climb hand railing and balustrading
  • Feature bridge lighting

Other works associated included:

  • Exposed aggregate concrete paths
  • Hardwood Slip Resistant Decked boardwalks
  • Soft landscaping- perennial and herbaceous planting areas, reinforced grass areas used to create grass dunes and ripple areas
  • Wave return wall and slipways
  • Curved ‘wave’ stone steps
  • Street furniture
  • Feature lighting including Stainless Steel Laser Cut columns with LED lights

This scheme won a Civic Trust Award (2007) for best Public Realm project and an Award from the Irish Landscape Institute.