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Posted: 28/03/2024

Marine Notice No 26 of 2024 - Shannon Navigation - Killaloe and Ballina - In river works for Killaloe By-pass bridge - From 2nd April 2024

Notice Number 26 of 2024

MARINE NOTICE
No. 26 of 2024

Shannon Navigation

Killaloe and Ballina

In river works for Killaloe By-pass bridge

From 2nd April 2024

Waterways Ireland wishes to inform Masters of vessels on the Shannon Navigation that the in river works for the construction of the Killaloe By-Pass upper bridge superstructure are progressing as planned and will continue until October 2024. The bridge is being constructed approx. 1km downstream of the current Killaloe – Ballina bridge.

A buoyed navigational channel continues to be provided for 100 metres either side of the in river works.
 
The following Plant & Equipment will be operating on or overhead the navigation during the upper bridge works:

• 600t crawler crane set up on the east shore
• Stabilising Crane Barge 30m x 23m x 1.88m
• Crawler Crane 100t
• Tugboat / pusher boat
• Dumb barge 23m x 9m & MEWP
• Safety Boat
• Landing pontoon + gangways

From Tuesday 2nd April to Friday 19th April the final steel girders will be lifted into position in the central spans of the bridge. This is heavy lift operations and deemed high risk work requiring calm waters for operation of mobile elevated work platforms (MEWP) on barges.

Masters of vessels are requested to proceed at slow speed (5 knots, no wash), with additional caution in the vicinity of the works and to follow the instructions of the safety boat crew as there are hazards such as bridge piers, steel piles and mooring lines to navigate.

Waterways Ireland thanks its customers for their co-operation in relation to this matter.

 

P Harkin
Inspector of Navigation
Waterways Ireland
28th March 2024

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