A solid structure

18 Feb , 2019  

Bridge Engineering Services Ltd is an established family owned Specialist Steelwork Fabrication Company offering bespoke solutions across all structural disciplines.

Established in 1988 by Jim and Gerry O’Neill, having previously worked for 15 years in the family steel fabrication business. Jim and Gerry who had each 40 years’ experience in the industry are retired and the company is now run by Gerry’s son Gearoid who is Managing Director, providing a third generation of the family in the steel business.

From their headquarters in Castleconnell, Co Limerick, Bride Engineering are a leading supplier of fabrication and structural steel work products nationwide, all projects are subject to the latest health & safety standards. Bridge Engineering are ISO 9001 approved and all fabrication is subject to CE Marking Execution Class 2.

The company has experience working across a number of sectors including construction, pharmaceutical, technological, (including cleanroom environments), electricity power stations, cement factories, oil refineries etc…

Estimating manager TJ Byrne spoke to Building Ireland about the current projects that the company are involved and added what goals they strive to meet on every contract.

“We deliver the complete package of consultation, design, fabrication, installation and maintenance to provide engineering, fabrication and structural steel work products and service our clients deserve,” said TJ.

Bridge Engineering supplies some of the largest organisations and companies in the world. They include both the private and public sectors.

“Our biggest project at the moment would be an ongoing contract with Intel in Leixlip. We are carrying out structural steelwork, pipe/duct support steel, steel stairs, walkways, flowforge, fusion bonded grating, pipe bridges, handrails/ balustrades and other works there. On the one site, we could have up to 20 different jobs ongoing and it is important to coordinate all of them in an efficient manner.

“Every few weeks there are new packages and it is ongoing work. Thankfully, we work well with Intel and communication is the key to this. We work with them and coordinate with them on a daily basis.”

Bridge Engineering has a long tradition of working to the highest standards. Experienced with the working of cutting edge projects with the highest regard to quality, health & safety and demanding deadlines. Satisfying their customers needs is their forte and tradition.

“Our policy is to strive for continual improvement of our products, services, performance and systems with the aim of exceeding customer’s quality expectations whilst remaining flexible and responsive to their changing needs.”

In respect of all their customers, their goal is to become, and then remain the best supplier of engineering, fabrication and structural steel work products and services.

The team will resource the knowledge, skills, expertise and strengths of its people and deliver them with financially, personally rewarding and safe employment.

“There is a very experienced workforce employed here and everyone knows their job very well. Working as a team is critical and in that regard we are fortunate to have employees who are willing to do just that.”

Bridge Engineering will practice ethical and social responsibility in respect of their customers, work force, suppliers, community and the environment.

Their production and installation management team can ensure logistic plans are clearly communicated to the client and other stakeholders to assist in successful delivery of structures within complex environments.

“The design process has to be spot on as we work to a tight cycle on all our projects. We try to spot delays in advance and stay ahead of ourselves.”

Bridge Engineering Services Ltd has been involved in many prestigious projects over the years, but regardless of the size of the project, they always give 100% commitment.

“We believe that our past and future success is based upon a firm foundation of excellent customer relationships. Regardless on the size or complexity of the project, our dedicated team pride themselves on our collective ability to deliver an outstanding level of service.”

This family run business provides a vital service to the construction industry in the fields of structural steel and metalwork, with a large, loyal client base founded on their- reputation for great service and quick turnarounds on high pressure programmes.

Since its inception the company has steadily grown and has successfully completed a wide range of high quality projects in construction and industry. The extensive knowledge and experience of the directors, staff and draughting office has enabled the company to deliver construction projects with the complete assurance of cost, quality and on-time delivery.

“AS I said earlier, we are committed to fabricating, delivering and erecting top quality structural and secondary steelwork for our clients and customers. Our working practices ensure that projects and contracts are carefully managed and monitored throughout all stages of design, manufacture and erection, whilst keeping our clients clearly informed throughout each phase.”

Bridge Engineering Services has a strong team of talented fabricators and experienced erectors with high standards for safety and performance. Whether the project is simple or complex, the team can meet the demands of any size project. Their list of projects and clients speaks volumes for our record.

“We typically work with architects, consultant engineers and main contractors on larger projects, providing steelwork as designed. We are also able to design and supply fabricated beams and girders for smaller projects. Installation can be planned, managed and completed either by Bridge Engineering or our site teams can work under the direction of the customer/main contractor.”

Bridge Engineering Services Ltd.



Co. Limerick

Telephone Number +353 61 377880

Fax Number + 353 61 377408


Gearoid O’Neill – Managing Director – [email protected]

TJ Byrne – Estimating Manager – [email protected]

Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, October 2018, Vol 4 No 9