Kilsaran – Connecting the city at the Rosie Hackett Bridge
Dublin’s newest bridge, the Rosie Hackett bridge which spans the River Liffey is benefitting from the technical and aesthetic qualities of Kilsaran International. The 21st bridge to cross the river Liffey in Dublin city connects Marlborough Street on the northside with Hawkins Street on the south, the function of the bridge is to carry the cross-city Luas from 2017.
Kilsaran were delighted to have been involved in the supply of a range of independently tested Streetscape BS 7533 compliant materials to Graham Construction who were the main contractors in the construction of the new Rosie Hackett Bridge.
Kilsaran products including; bedding course, jointing and priming mortars were supplied as part of the construction of the bridge, which cost around €13.5m to complete and was funded by the NTA.
The new bridge is a road bridge joining Marlborough Street to Hawkins Street in Dublin City Centre and it is intended solely for use by public transport, taxis, cyclists and pedestrians. The structure spans 47m, is 26m wide and has a span to depth ratio of 1:100. It is designed to be a slender, single span, smooth concrete structure, with the underside of the bridge designed to be as high above the water as possible so that river traffic is not impeded.
It’s a central piece of infrastructure in the Luas Cross City project, which is to connect the Luas Red and Green lines. It is the 21st bridge over the Liffey between Chapelizod and Dublin Port.
The Luas carriageway holding the tram lines is constructed with a Natural Granite Stone Cobble. The Granite Cobbles were laid on a bed of Kilsaran HSBC along with Kilsaran Priming slurry to achieve the strict adhesion requirements as set out in BS7533 Part 7. The cobbles received the Kilsaran Rapid Set Jointing Mortar in the 10mm wide joints.
The adjacent footways were paved with Natural Granite Stone Slabs and were also laid and jointed with the Kilsaran BS7533 Compliant materials.
Kilsaran products including; bedding course, jointing and priming mortars were supplied as part of the construction of the bridge, which cost around €13.5m to complete
The Rosie Hackett Bridge is the only city centre bridge that is currently named after a woman and will significantly improve bus performance along the city quays and provide an alternative route to O’Connell Bridge for cyclists and pedestrians crossing the Liffey.
The bridge will also be used by south-bound trams after the completion of the Luas cross city project, scheduled for 2017. www.kilsaran.ie