bunch wrote:does anyone know the cost of the Pink Link bridge in Glanmire? - it was built to facilitate approx 4-5 houses - I have yet to see one person use that bridge - what a waste of funds - value for money! btw it looks terrible in my opinion - fussy and a bit twee for a motorway bridge.
PTB wrote:Cost of the bridge: 2,000,000 euro approx
Cost of a tunnel: 300,000 euro approx
And you wonder where all the money goes on motorways.
POM wrote:Would it be better if we werent???
A-ha wrote:Anyone able to hazzard a guess of how old Cork's oldest bridge is?
Radioactiveman wrote:I'm reliably informed that the oldest bridge in Cork is that one to the west of the existing St. Vincent's pedestrian bridge (i.e. on the former Irish Distillers site).
New pedestrian bridge opened in Cork
01 February 2006 12:25
A pedestrian bridge across the River Lee was officially opened this morning by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Deirdre Clune.
It is part of the Lee Walkway project which began five years ago and will eventually provide a pedestrian route from the city centre to Curraheen on the outskirts of the city.
Costing â‚¬2 million, the Mardyke walkway will also facilitate the movements of thousands of UCC students between their southside campus and northside campus.
PTB wrote:What exactly was the logic behind giving the first official opening months before the bridge was open? It wasn't coming up to elections was it?
jungle wrote:If you make an effort, you can still get the Shakey Bridge going...
It's funny, you should say about a boardwalk down by the Opera House. I was walking along there the other day and thinking about how unpleasant the general environment is down that way. With the four lanes of traffic and the narrow footpaths and the difficulty crossing the road, I wondered if it might impact on the ability of new businesses in the area to trade properly. Perhaps a boardwalk could be incorporated into a new plan for the area.
phatman wrote:I saw it mentioned by someone else, and so had a look myself, but the new paving and railings being installed on Penrose Quay are fantastic, really look well, and would be great if expanded to other areas. Check it out, just down from Michael Collins Bridge.