The Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge in County Meath, and County Louth, Ireland. It spans the Boyne River 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) west of Drogheda on the county boundary between County Meath and County Louth and is part of the M1 Northern Motorway. When it opened in June 2003, it was the longest cable-stayed bridge in Ireland until 19 October 2009, when the River Suir Bridge opened on the M25. The bridge was built from 2000 to 2003.
A landmark lighting project on the M1 motorway from Dublin to Belfast, at a total length of 300meters long and a height of 80meters. This monumental project required high-level attention to detail throughout the process. Continual coordination between all parties ensured that the lighting project delivered, whilst respecting all highway codes. Precise cool white custom engineered projectors with additional glare control and specially selected blue colour filters were used to wash the structure and create a beacon within the night landscape. The actual road lighting was also specially design and configured, with blue light sources to match the architectural lighting of the bridge structure.
Project Lighting Designer Neil Skinner whilst at LDP/Lightmatters