What we do

Roughan & O'Donovan ensures real value is extracted from bridge assets across the entire life-cycle by:

  • Reducing premature replacement of existing bridges
  • Optimising maintenance expenditure
  • Improving asset reliability and availability
  • Extending the service life of assets


Our knowledge of loading and resistance enables us to make an accurate assessment of whether a bridge is safe to remain in service, without the requirement for expensive repair or replacement strategies.

Core areas of expertise include:

  • Risk based asset management
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Traffic load modelling
  • Weigh in motion
  • Data analysis
  • Our EU-FP7 funded BridgeMon project aimed at improving current monitoring techniques for road and rail bridges.

    Joel Kelly

    Joe Kelly

    Technical Director
  • Our EU-funded DESTination Rail project aimed at developing new techniques for identifying, analysing and remediating critical rail infrastructure.

    Tony Dempsey

    Tony Dempsey

  • Our CEDR-funded Re-Gen project aimed at helping road owners optimise the lifecycle performance of existing and planned infrastructure.

    Joe Kelly

    Joe Kelly

    Technical Director


  • Reliability analysis
  • Whole-life optimised management
  • Probabilistic load modelling
  • Structural modelling
  • Vehicle-bridge dynamic interaction
  • Simulations of traffic loading on bridges
  • Fatigue life assessment

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