Nine Arches Bridge (LUAS)

Nine Arches Bridge (LUAS)

Postby Gabriel-Conway » Mon Jun 30, 2003 9:56 am

Hi,

I note that metal railings are being attached along the top of Nine Arches Bridge in Milltown. This does not look too good, though perhaps it will look better when it is finished.

You can see the bridge and railings in LUAS Update Number 6, which is available if you go to http://www.allaboutbuses.com/luas

Lots of shots of the bridge - I got carried away and climbed all sorts of places I shouldn't have to get good shots :)

Gabriel
Gabriel-Conway
Member
 
Posts: 44
Joined: Fri Nov 01, 2002 11:18 am
Location: Dublin

Re: Nine Arches Bridge (LUAS)

Postby ewanduffy » Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:23 am

Originally posted by Gabriel-Conway
I note that metal railings are being attached along the top of Nine Arches Bridge in Milltown. This does not look too good, though perhaps it will look better when it is finished.

You're right, they don't look that great.
Lots of shots of the bridge - I got carried away and climbed all sorts of places I shouldn't have to get good shots :)

That's what its all about, isn't it? :)
ewanduffy
Member
 
Posts: 173
Joined: Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:00 pm
Location: Celbridge

Postby bigjoe » Mon Jun 30, 2003 12:55 pm

more then likly need the railings in case a tram stops on the bridge and punters need to be taken off.
bigjoe
Member
 
Posts: 88
Joined: Tue Apr 02, 2002 12:00 am
Location: dublin

Postby Peter Fitz » Mon Jun 30, 2003 1:59 pm

yeah I saw the new railings too Gabriel, they don't look good at all, will have to wait and see what they're like when finished ...

nice pics btw :-)
Peter Fitz
 

Postby MB O'Maoileoin » Wed Jul 02, 2003 4:03 pm

Why was the decision made to terminate Luas Line B at Sandyford rather than allow it to continue along the old Harcourt Street line to Bray?:confused:
MB O'Maoileoin
Member
 
Posts: 23
Joined: Thu Nov 21, 2002 3:38 pm
Location: London

Postby Brian Hanson » Wed Jul 02, 2003 4:16 pm

CIE sold the land as soon as they could. The only reason the alignment from Harcourt Street to Sandyford is there is becuase Dublin Corporation saved it for future rail use and CIE could not understand why even though thousands of houses were to be built along it's course. CIE closed and the try to destroy it.

Now just let that sink in...
Brian Hanson
Member
 
Posts: 37
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2003 8:40 pm

Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Jul 02, 2003 5:09 pm

Anyone see Nation Builders last night... a civil servant named Andrews who closed much of the CIE routes interviewed in the 80s maintaining that closing the harcourt line was the correct thing to do
User avatar
Paul Clerkin
Old Master
 
Posts: 5430
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 1999 1:00 am
Location: Monaghan

Postby urbanisto » Wed Jul 02, 2003 5:21 pm

Nation Builders is right... Builders Mates more like
urbanisto
Old Master
 
Posts: 2499
Joined: Mon Jul 16, 2001 12:00 am
Location: Dublin

Postby ewanduffy » Wed Jul 02, 2003 6:03 pm

Originally posted by Brian Hanson
CIE sold the land as soon as they could.

CIE sold the alignment to the individual houseowners along Torquay Road in Foxrock as late as the mid 1980s.

With a lack of vision like that, they don't deserve to be in charge of anything to do with the railways.

Anyone notice that a Carrickmines M50 style situation is threatened over the proposed route south of Sandyford, the route chosen to overcome this decision?
ewanduffy
Member
 
Posts: 173
Joined: Thu Feb 13, 2003 2:00 pm
Location: Celbridge

Postby Rory W » Mon Jul 07, 2003 1:57 pm

How is Andrews a nation "builder" when he is mainly remembered for buggering up the nations railways.

I think Kevin Myers must have seen this show hence his "lets close the railways and turn them into QBCs based on my own spurious economic theory" article
Rory W
Old Master
 
Posts: 1331
Joined: Tue Oct 17, 2000 12:00 am
Location: Drogheda & Blackrock


Return to Ireland



cron