Lagan Weir – Replacement Footbridge
- Customer: Graham Construction
- Designer: URS
- Client: Department of Social Development
- Project: Lagan Weir Replacement Footbridge
- Product(s) Supplied: GUMBA Bridge Pot Bearings Guided & Free
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As part of a regeneration project for the area, public realm improvements along Belfast waterfront included the upgrade to the existing bridge to provide an integrated cycle route. Spanning the River Lagan from Donegal Quay on the north side to Queens Quay on the south side, the existing bridge has been removed and replaced with a new structure. The new footbridge is approximately 120m in length, between abutments with additional ramp lengths of approximately 27m and 29m, with a deck width varying from 4.20m to 10.0m at its widest.
The Bridge is a significant investment in the area and that it would act as a catalyst for further development at Queen’s Quay. the plans at Lagan Weir The Lagan Weir footbridge has been in place for over 20 years, and the new bridge which accommodates both cyclists and pedestrians will provide a fantastic viewing area for people to enjoy the fantastic views of Belfast Lough.
The refurbished bridge will further link Belfast city centre and the Titanic Quarter as well as creating an eye-catching landmark.
SDG Construction Technology have worked closely with Graham Construction for several years, we advised on the bearings required and supplied the appropriate Bearings for this structure.
GUMBA Pot Bearings were used on both sides with Guided Bearings on one side and Free Bearings on the other to allow for the considerable movement on the structure.