Derrylea Bridge, Co.Cavan


Co.Cavan, Ireland


Construction & Infrastructure Development 


20 weeks

McCabe Group is a trusted partner of Cavan County Council. We were honoured to be entrusted with the prestigious task of the bridge widening project at Derrylea Bridge in Co. Cavan on behalf of the council.

The project was undertaken with the aim of enhancing vehicular traffic facilities and exemplifying Cavan County Council‘s commitment to delivering excellence in infrastructure development.

In accordance with the above Regulation, Cavan County Council proposes to provide enhanced facilities for vehicular traffic by constructing a bridge widening of the existing bridge at Derrylea Bridge, in Derrylea, Ballyjamesduff, County Cavan.

Derrylea Bridge is a two span masonry arch structure which carries the R194 over the Claddagh River. The river feeds into Lough Sheelin approximately, which is 7.5 km downstream to the south-west. The bridge is situated c. 2km south-west of Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan on a dangerous bend on the R194 road and close to the junctions of three minor roads with the R194.

The development, which is the subject of this Part 8, included:

  • The realignment of the R194 on the approaches to the bridge
  • The widening of the bridge on both sides using reinforced concrete arches, matching the existing profile and faced in masonry to match the existing.
  • Minor repairs to the existing bridge also.

The carriageway of the realigned section of the regional road will be 6.5m wide and a 2.5m wide footpath will be provided on the north side of the road. The realignment extends over a length of 237m including 60m transitions at either end and a 510m radius curve over a 117m length. The maximum superelevation on the curve is 5%.

McCabe completed this project to the highest industry standards in cooperation with Cavan County Council delivering a smoother traffic experience for the entire community.

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