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Ballynameen Bridge - The collapse and repair of a historic masonry arch structure, Belfast

  • Lecture
  • Belfast
  • 11 November 2019
  • 18:00 - 19:15
Ballynameen Bridge - The collapse and repair of a historic masonry arch structure, Belfast

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The 100-year-old Ballynameen Bridge, just outside Claudy, is a 5-span random rubble stone arch bridge which hit the headlines following the significant flood event of August 2017 when it experienced a dramatic collapse of two of the central arch spans.

This presentation given by the client, the design engineer and the contractor, will provide insight into this construction project from the moment the bridge collapsed to its successful construction and re-opening almost a year later.

Read more on the BBC website


5.30pm Doors open and refreshments available
6.00pm Meeting begins


Daniel Healy, Department for Infrastructure

Daniel Healy

A graduate of Queens University Belfast, Daniel has worked for 20 years as a civil engineer in both the public and private sector in the UK. He currently heads up the Department for Infrastructure Roads and Rivers Highway Structures Unit, a specialist unit within DfI which is responsible for the design, assessment and strengthening of bridges and highway structures on the public road network in Northern Ireland. Daniel was the NEC3 Project Manager for the Ballynameen Bridge Project.

Russell Eddis, FP McCann

Russell Eddis

Russell has been a Chartered Civil Engineer since 1996. He joined FP McCann in 2002 is now the Civil Engineering Business Manager responsible for all civil engineering contracts. He has extensive experience of assembling and managing multi-disciplined teams. He has a proven record of successful project delivery, in collaborative working environments, and for ensuring the interests of all project stakeholders are appropriately managed and maintained.

Simon Lamont, Design ID

Simon Lamont

Simon brings an imaginative, yet pragmatic approach, to lead the Civil Infrastructure Team in Design ID, utilising problem-solving experience across several construction sector disciplines. He has been operating as a Project Manager, Lead Engineer and Technical Specialist, with particular experience during the last 10 years in bridges, stadia, foundations, temporary works and marine engineering. Simon was the Lead D&B Design Engineer for the Ballynameen Bridge Project.

Event venue

Bedford House
16-22 Bedford Street
Belfast BT2 7FD
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Georgia Hamilton

e: [email protected]