COMPLEX CURVED PIER FORMWORK.
LUAS LIGHT RAIL PROJECT, DUBLIN, 2007
BREWERY RD AND LEOPARDSTOWN BRIDGES
LAING O’ROURKE, IRELAND
Luas Light Rail Project, Dublin. Laing O’Rourke chose Special Formwork to design and manufacture the complex steel forms that were needed to cast the support piers that carry the LUAS ‘Green Line’ light rail link over the M1 motorway near Leopardstown Racecourse, and over the busy Brewery Road intersection. Both bridges had distinctive shapes and architectural features. The ‘flaring’ semicircular bullnose ends of the Brewery Road piers were particularly challenging, however, the forms were produced to a very high degree of accuracy due to SF ’s in-house laser plate cutting equipment.