New Pedestrian Bridge!

New Pedestrian Bridge!

Postby GregF » Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:54 pm

Just heard ...a new pedestrian bridge is to be built across the Liffey at the IFSC!
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Postby notjim » Mon Aug 25, 2003 10:57 pm

is this different from the one opposate the stack house there was a competition for last year?
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Postby Rory W » Tue Aug 26, 2003 9:38 am

No its that one that got permission
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Postby ew » Tue Aug 26, 2003 9:51 am

Yeah, It's the same bridge.
There's an old thread on it at

Yesterday (I think) it got planning permission. So work should now begin later this year and take "about nine months" to complete. Total cost €3.5m......
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Postby sw101 » Tue Aug 26, 2003 9:56 am

i heard there was to be a pedestrian calatrava bridge in the area to mirror the one up the liffey. any truth in that?
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Postby urbanisto » Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:41 am

The Calatrava bridge is the Macken Street bridge further down which will cater for traffic. Its the distinctive 'harp-like' bridge you may have seen. As far as I know that is still undergoing an EIS.

There was also talk of pedestrian bridge between Malborough St and Hawkins St... does someone have a bridge fetish...
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Postby Max » Fri Aug 29, 2003 8:25 am

I hope they get the measurements right!
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Postby emf » Fri Aug 29, 2003 1:15 pm

The controversy about the possibility of hordes of kids climbing over the arches of the Joyce Calatrava bridge seems to have died down. I was up there on Sunday and no sign of barbed wire or the like. Not even a coat of slippery paint ( I touched it to check!) Apparently DCC have installed one fixed camera to keep an eye on things!
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