Liffey Bridge

Liffey Bridge

Postby Jude » Sat Nov 27, 1999 2:03 am


Do you work in Dublin. If not then you missed out on seeing the bridge comming up from Carlow, being mounted onto the precasts etc. I see how this bridge has developed from the start.

By the way, I work for the company ASCON
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Postby Marina Bryant » Thu Dec 02, 1999 2:28 pm

Hey Jude [sorry!!!]

To answer your question, yes I do work in Dublin, and I was witness to the circus which took place around this beautiful structure on that chilly November morn'.

I saw it all ..... the bridge being hammered into position by your co-workers, in fact, I was so close to the 'action' [or in-action], I saw it when one of your colleagues dropped one of the pins into the Liffey, had to send to Carlow for a new one, and by the time the replacement had arrived the river was sufficiently low, for them to fish out the original!!!

Ergo, I ask where does technology fit into this farce?

By the way, what company did you say you work for..........[keep it quite mate!]

Yours et cetera,
Marina Bryant

Postby john white » Thu Dec 02, 1999 5:00 pm



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Postby Mrs. M. J. Lister » Thu Dec 02, 1999 9:05 pm

Why all to cr iticism of the construction company ?, I ask this genuinely. as I have only seen the pictures posted.
>>>>>>Ergo, I ask where does technology fit into this farce?
Why `dis the construction and technology??
From what I can see its the design that is at fault, if anything.
This isn’t only aimed at the designers but the people who assess what is needed, those who set the brief (corpo..).
The bridge looks like a copy of the Ha`Penny.
Why, Why, Why?
Surely the Ha`penny bridge was built to get people passed a barrier (the liffey).
Now we have two even bigger barriers the congested quays that not even mentioning the health impacts of having people standing waiting at arms distance from a major traffic artery.
Maybe the bridge should have spanned the roads too....
Surely we have come along way in design terms, then to be designing things not by assessing the problems that we face now and in the future, but blindly imitating an old solution to a totally different problem.
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