A steel beam lift will take place today and again on Tuesday for the new River Moy Bridge as part of the N26 Cloongullane Realignment Project, on the road between Foxford and Swinford.
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.
The steel beams are 85 m in length and 3m 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.
The public is asked not to visit the site, as 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 today and Tues which will be available at
or through the YouTube link that will be shared on social media when live.