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N26 Cloongullane Realignment project - Moy River Bridge - Crane Assembly - Beam Lift

Date: 14-10-2021

A steel beam lift will take place on Friday October 15th and Tuesday October 19th 2021 for the new River Moy Bridge as part of the N26 Cloongullane Realignment Project.

The beam lift will be carried out using a Liebherr LR 1600/2 Crawler Crane which will lift the steel beams into place, in braced pairs.

The beams were prefabricated at Thompsons Engineering facility in Carlow and were then transported to site in six sections with two beams braced together.  Welding, grinding and painting works were completed on the N26 Cloongullane Site.  The steel beams are 85.2m in length and 3.325m in height and when braced together prior to being lifted into place they will weigh approximately 250 tonnes.

The project is managed by Mayo County Council’s National Roads Office (NRO) and funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). The designer is Roughan & O’Donovan-AECOM and the contractor is BAM Civil Ltd.

We request that members of the public do not visit the site.  There is no safe location from which to view the lift and there is no public access to the site.

Members of the public will be able to view the event through a live stream both days which will be available at this link: or through the YouTube link we will share on social media when live.

Photos and time lapse footage will also be made available through our website and social media platforms.

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