Cork City Council - Daly's Bridge

Dublin : Highways Electrical



The focus of the project was the refurbishment of a historical suspension bridge that sits between Sunday’s
Well and The Mardyke in Cork City. As part of the refurbishment, hard and soft landscaping works were planned, as well as the addition of a new public lighting installation. The refurbishment and conservation works, which cost over €1.7m, were undertaken to address serious corrosion and extensive damage to the near 60m span suspension bridge, opened in 1927.

Enerveo was tasked with the supply, install and commissioning of public lighting and associated electrical works on this project, working as sub-contractor to Keating’s and Cork City Council on the overall project. Daly’s Bridge, known by many locally as the Shakey Bridge, is set just outside of Cork City. The footbridge connects Sunday's Well to Fitzgerald's Park, passing over the River Lee. In 2018, Cork City maintenance contractors L & M Keating were awarded the €1.7million contract for complete restoration and repair in preparation for its 100th birthday celebrations.

As the only surviving pedestrian suspension bridge of its type in Ireland, Cork City Council requested an innovative lighting solution that would increase residents’ sense of place, whilst illuminating an iconic landmark. General Lighting were appointed as design consultants for the project, working with Enerveo to specify a lighting
control solution that would encompass both remote monitoring and control of streetlighting with innovative lighting design to provide maximum visual impact.

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Cork City Council




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Project Highlights

The restoration and repair project saw the historical design features of the bridge enhanced using an approved bespoke lighting design.

The public lighting works included integrated handrail lighting and spotlights with the addition of 23 discreet Mayfower Internal Nodes to control the lighting outputs of footpath lanterns and handrail trip-lights as well as RGB spotlights and architectural
lighting across the bridge and under the archways. These are controlled by three Mayfower Sub Masters, fitted at various locations around the site. Colour changing functionality will be accessible through the CMS Back Office, with DALI commands transmitted
through the existing Mayflower Lighting Network to the Internal Nodes.

Once received, the Nodes will send scene commands to the RGB controllers fitted inside the luminaires – displaying a choice of 1 of 16 pre-set colour scenes.

The Shakey Bridge was officially opened by Cork’s Lord Mayor.

Client Benefits

The works have enhanced the Shakey Bridge as a landmark for the community, giving it a new lease of life and stance for Cork City. The new features of the lighting on the Bridge can play a part in the marking of unique celebrations in Cork City, both now and in the future at the touch of a button.

Our Areas of Expertise

Our Areas of Expertise

• Architectural Lighting
• Technical Installation
• Control Systems

The Enerveo Design Team worked closely with Cork City Council at Tender stage to help generate a design that could enhance the existing architecture of the bridge.

Using the CMS Mayflower system, lights can be programmed remotely, displaying a choice of 1 of 16 pre-set colour scenes.

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