M6/M7 Kilcock to Kinnegad 225sqm Arch

Project M6/M7 Kilcock to Kinnegad Structure 7
Client West Meath County Council
Stage Complete
Description Two separate arch structures to support the Galway bound and Sligo bound lanes of the motorway

Fact File

Structure Matière CM4 225m² Roof Element
Span 14.25m (internal)
Height 3.0m (internal)
Length 40m and 67.5m excluding wing walls


  • Two arch structures to support Galway and Sligo bound carriageways
  • Reduce cost and construction time
  • Installation over live river.


  • CM4 225m² roof comprising of precast spandrel walls and wing walls with feature finish
  • Structure incorporates 2m light well.
  • Each bridge installation took 3days

The Matiére system was originally developed in France for hydraulic structures in the 1980's, since then the system has been developed into a modular range of arch, box and portal frames for a wide range of transport and infrastucture applications. Indeed, some 10,000 structures already exsist worldwide exploiting soil structure interaction to minimise section sizes and allow rapid, cost effective on-site installation with precast units.

ABM hold the licence for the Matiére system in the UK and Ireland.

Click here to view a YouTube video of how ABM construct a bridge in 3 days


Key Personnel

Main Board Directors
Pat O'Neill
Sean Minihane
Brendan O'Neill


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