New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby exene1 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:05 pm

Article from January criticising the bridge / http://news-beacon-ireland.info/?p=1780
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby urbanisto » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:36 pm

I see the quay wall is being dismantled and one hopes lessons have been learned from James Joyce Bridge and the removed quay wall stones secured and not left there to be knicked.

On the article...isnt this just another case of the interminable navel gazing that greets these projects. The bridge has been decided and is now under construction. If Luas is built to its decided route then the bridge will make sense. If ABP sees fit and routes Luas down Marlborough Street in both directions then it will make even more sense (oops, am I indulging in interminable navel gazing about the route of Luas). If Luas doesn't happen then the bridge will be an expensive additional route across the river and a bit of a white elephant, but well find some use for it. Like those empty poles... don't remove them, just add more signage. Is brea liom Ath Cliath! (for the week that's in it)
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby exene1 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:09 pm

Well that's just it. The bridge reeks of 'do something cos it's better than doing nothing'. It's better than navel gazing. So many projects bit the dust we'd better do something. But it's the wrong project. The Luas link may never be built. The bridge is now unsustainable. It's a new bridge in an area where there's going to be little or no traffic in the future. High price to pay for a few extra bus turns.

The contractors involved - Roughan O'Donovan Engineers, Sean Harrington Architects etc. - all need the work, no doubt. But it will be an embarrassing project to have your name to IMO.
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby urbanisto » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:46 pm

Sections of the quay walls on both sides have now been removed while the Boardwalk section have also been removed. Works seeming to be progressing.

Will this project provide any benefits to the public realm along Eden and Burgh Quays? New quayside lighting? Painted flagpoles (better still removed flagpoles), tree planting? Most car parking removed to facilitate works. It has also meant that the usual wall of buses along Eden Quay has been removed...permanently one hopes.
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby urbanisto » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:39 pm

I observed a team taking apart and removing the Sheehan Monument at the junction with Burgh Quay/Hawkins Street this morning. I am not sure what is planned for the monument which as noted was placed at this location for a reason. However the increase in buses turning onto Hawkins Street was posing a big risk to the monument and it seems only a matter of time before it is damaged. I presume the statue is being removed as part of the bridge construction.
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby Service charge » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:17 pm

Wonder where they propose putting the Sheehan memorial now. I know of a wooden box is St Anne's Park that's looking for a new tenant :thumbup:

Another one of our city's neglected water features:
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:01 pm

Irvine Welsh Backs Connolly Bridge Campaign
http://107cowgate.com/2012/12/17/irvine ... -campaign/
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby urbanisto » Thu Dec 20, 2012 5:57 pm

Who cares what they name it...just get on and finish the bloody thing. The quays are a mess and it couldnt be that bloody difficult to build a bridge.

Should have gotten Mary McAleese in :-)
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby Morlan » Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:36 am

Bram Stoker, in keeping with the current trend?
http://www.rte.ie/ten/news/2013/0710/46 ... -revealed/

Further up the stink, some enthusiastic lock smith has taken it upon himself to remove those pesky 'love locks' from Ha'penny Bridge. https://twitter.com/LoveLockNoMore . I wonder would he extend his services to the removal of illegal shop signage around the city, seeing as DCC aren't much bothered doing it themselves.
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby urbanisto » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:46 pm

Rosie Hackett it is...

I think the best women won.
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby urbanisto » Fri May 02, 2014 9:59 pm

The nearly complete Rosie Hackett Bridge

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The light poles are causing some discussion

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The Sheehan Memorial in its new location.

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Interesting to see the quay bumper to bumper during rush hour...I can see the conflict once Luas comes along.

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Those light posts were rather played down during the planning phase.

http://www.dublincity.ie/RoadsandTraffi ... -_Aug_2011[1].pdf
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby Peter Fitz » Wed May 07, 2014 11:01 am

To be fair, i'd have to agree that they have achieved a remarkably slender profile given the width and competing needs that had to be catered for.

The light poles however are just tack.
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby OisinT » Sat May 10, 2014 12:05 pm

Burgh Quay isn't looking so hot from that first picture.
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby GrahamH » Wed May 28, 2014 5:46 pm

Sooooo...

Now then.

Any comments about our new slice of civic infrastructure?

Anyone?

Anyone in the architectural professional still alive?

It's tricky making out if the widespread deafening silence is indifference, or more of the usual fingers-in-the-ears lalalalalala it's not happeninnnnng peer-review response, or because what has been delivered is such a gobsmacking triumph of engineering over aesthetics that the design profession is still rolling around on the ground, gasping for air.

2020 Dublin = Birmingham
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby rumpelstiltskin » Wed May 28, 2014 6:00 pm

I think it's very nice. It lifts the whole area. Dublin is already worse than Birmingham. It looks like a third world country. Nice to have something new and clean for a change.
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Re: New Liffey Bridge: Marlborough St to Hawkin's St

Postby gunter » Wed May 28, 2014 6:21 pm

a worthy companion for Butt Bridge.
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