Beaver Row Footbridge CLOSURE

Beaver Row Footbridge spans the River Dodder in Donnybrook approximately 100 metres upstream or west of the Stillorgan Road (N11) . It is a two span truss bridge with “ lattice “ type truss members forming parapet railings , which are in wrought iron material . The bridge was constructed circa 1880 and is a listed protected structure in Dublin City Council Development Plan 2011 -2017.

A Part 8 planning process with regard to the restoration and refurbishment of the bridge  commenced in  July 2014 and    is  currently still  under way. In parallel with the planning process, Dublin City Council appointed  Roughan & O Donovan Consulting Engineers to  provide professional services  with regard to  the  Planning , Design , Procurement , and Contract Supervision  of the Works . As part of the design process a detailed inspection of the bridge using a crane  was carried out . Arising from this inspection the design consultants have advised that  the bridge should be closed until  temporary repairs are carried out..

In the light of this advice immediate arrangements have been made to close the bridge. An  evaluation will be made in the coming weeks to determine  what measures may be implemented  to allow the bridge to  be reopened.