Aogan MulcahyAssociate Project Manger, COWI
Aogan has over 20-years experience as a bridge engineer and since 2019 has been Project Manager for COWI's longstanding commission providing specialist consultancy services on the Erskine Bridge. This involves numerous concurrent tasks each year including structural assessment, feasibility studies, prototype trials and testing, structural design, and design support for the client's team on site during construction works. Recent site works include completion of the south abutment bearing replacement scheme in 2020 and the current scheme for steel repair and repainting of the 1.3km long superstructure.
My Speaker Sessions
Wednesday 30 November 2022
Erskine Bridge - steelwork repair and painting
The historic Erskine Bridge was opened in 1971 and until 2019 much of the original paint system was still present. Since 2019 a scheme has been in place to strengthen the bridge cantilevers, remove existing paint and repaint the overall structure (including the towers). This presentation will outline the paint investigations and trials undertaken, strengthening design process, access challenges and site practicalities plus unknown challenges which have been encountered since commencing the works.