New crane is being fitted to carry a span of the crossing of the Irish Sea from the north to the south.
The crane, which is being manufactured by the UK company Sysco, will be used to lift the span of bridge that was completed in May this year.
A spokesperson for the company said the project was funded by a government grant.
“The new bridge spans the Atlantic Ocean and is the first crossing of that vast, vast expanse of water,” the spokesperson said.
The bridge was built to allow the movement of cargo and ships to and from the US and to link Ireland and the UK to Europe.
It was completed at the end of June, with work continuing on the other sections of the bridge.
It is a key element of the plan to link the two islands, which share the same border, but not the same water.
A new bridge across the Irish sea will bring two of the islands closer together and will also help ease the strain on the islands’ roads and rail network.
The crossing of water is a major milestone for the islands.
It will link the islands and help to reduce the amount of travel by car, rail and air.
It would also bring new life into the once-vacant town of Keady, and would reduce the need for the bridge and the port of Cork.