Tony Dempsey

Chief Bridge Engineer, Roughan & O'Donovan

As chief bridge engineer at ROD, Tony Dempsey is responsible for the firm’s major national and international bridge projects. He manages all stages of the bridge development lifecycle from feasibility study, preliminary and detailed design to construction supervision. A fellow of IABSE and a chartered engineer, Tony has over 25 years’ bridge engineering experience. Current project include the new River Clyde crossing, the Great Yarmouth Third River Crossing, and the Waterford Public Infrastructure scheme.

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday 29 November 2022


Swing span structure and articulation concepts, analysis methods and design of a new opening road bridge over the River Clyde

14:50 - 15:15

Renfrewshire Council has contracted with UK contractor GRAHAM to design and construct a new two-lane opening road bridge over the River Clyde in Scotland equipped with twin footways to connect Renfrew to the boundary between Glasgow and West Dunbartonshire. A joint venture of Hollandia Infra and Iemants is providing design and construction services for the swing span superstructures, machinery, hydraulic, and electrical systems. Hardesty & Hanover, LLC and Roughan & O'Donovan are designing the swing span superstructure and elements of the supporting machinery. This presentation provides an overview of the swing span structure and articulation concepts, analysis methods, and design.