millenium bridge damage

Postby Rory W » Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:06 pm

How were the designers to know - the Garda didn't have a mounted unit when the bridge was being designed and who would have thought the guards would use a pedestrian bridge for non pedestrian traffic??!!!?
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Postby what? » Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:14 pm

i have to agree with rory w here. this is a pedestrian bridge. it was never intended to carry heavy duty traffic. the force of an iron horse shoe would be a significant multiple of the expected forces from foot and cycle traffic.
if the bridge was intended to carry cars etc then the fault would be at the feet of the architects. but i think it is improper and igrorant for the police to be using it.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Oct 09, 2003 4:16 pm

Was there even a mounted unit when the bridge was commissioned?
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Postby GrahamH » Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:38 pm

There's a few stories of new fangled motor cars using the Ha'penny Bridge in the hectic 1920s.
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Postby what? » Thu Oct 16, 2003 12:15 pm

was walking over the millenium bridge yesterday and saw a 2 foot high fresh pile of horse shit and low and behold fresh gouges out of the bridge again.
has anyone any suggestions on how to get through to these beauracratic morons? the obvious reality of the damage to the bridge isnt as significant as the "relevant authorities" saying something to them
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Postby Morlan » Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:42 pm

Originally posted by Paul Clerkin
From the Garda Press Office

"The Garda Mounted Unit do use the Millenium Bridge to meet operational requests on both sides of the river as required.

The issue of damage being caused to the bridge by Garda horses has not been officially raised with us by the relevant authorities.

If it is raised we will address the matter appropriately."


So basically...

"Yes, we realise that we're f*****g up the bridge because we're too lazy to go around it. But unless someone really forces us to stop using it we're not gonna bother. And let's be honest, no-one's arsed."
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Postby paul_moloney » Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:02 pm

Is there anywhere we can write letters of complaint? Garda Press Office, relevant Corpo contact, etc.? Damaging the bridge is bad enough - leaving horseshit on it sounds like they really don't give a damn how the public perceive (it must have been a Garda horse, since i doubt anyone's been trying to drive carriages across the bridge).

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Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Oct 20, 2003 2:21 pm

I've seen horseshit on the Ha'penny bridge.... doesn't mean its garda horses... we need a photo
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