Monitoring and Maintenance of the Boyne Viaduct

Lorcan Connolly

Roughan O’Donovan Innovative Solutions

Lorcan Connolly completed his undergraduate and masters degree in Structural Engineering with Architecture at University College Dublin, where he achieved a first class honours. He has spent the last three years working with Roughan & O'Donovan Innovative Solutions working mainly in the areas of Weigh-In-motion, Traffic Load Modelling, Structural Health Monitoring and Probability-Based Bridge Assessment. He has worked as part of many FP7 and H2020 funded research projects including BridgeMon, Smartrail, Infrarisk, and the ongoing Destination Rail project.


The central steel span of the Boyne Viaduct in Drogheda, Co. Louth, was constructed in 1932. At the time of construction, the bridge was not expected to have a design life in excess of 76 years. It is therefore vital that the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Lorcan Connolly (Roughan O’Donovan Innovative Solutions)
  2. Alan O'Connor (Roughan O’Donovan Innovative Solutions)
  3. Cathal Leahy (Roughan O’Donovan Innovative Solutions)
  4. Cathal Bowe (Irish Rail)

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BR-1 » Bridge I (10:30 - Monday, 29th August, ENG-G018)