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Bandon flood scheme plans unveiled

DETAILS of Bandon’s proposed flood relief measures aimed at preventing a recurrence of the devastating floods of 2009 were unveiled by Minister of State Brian Hayes yesterday. The proposed €10 million works are expected to begin next year and include a new foot bridge to replace the existing 100-year-old structure, pumping stations, river dredging, new floods walls and embankments.

Mizen bridge wins engineering project of the year

THE new Mizen Head footbridge has won the Engineers Ireland Engineering Project of the Year Excellence Award for 2011. The award was decided by a public online vote and the bridge was the clear winner. The project also scooped the Best Paper or Presentation of the Year award. The €1.8 million new bridge was opened on St Patrick’s Day and is a replica of the 100-year-old original structure it replaced.