Angry Rebel wrote:The 35 minutes does take account of the speed limit.
They will be dropping at Anderson's Quay. Other than Custom House Quay there is nowhere else they can drop as none of the bridges give sufficient clearance to go further upriver.
lawyer wrote:No need to get 'uppity'
What is shown on your map as Anderson's Quay (on the right) is, in fact, the North Custom House Quay. (See Port of Cork website if you want confirmation).
As a matter of interest, what is shown as 'Albert St.' on your map is Michael Collins Bridge,' Penrose Quay' is a continuation of St. Patrick's Quay and 'Horgan's Quay is Penrose Quay.
Angry Rebel wrote:I'm not getting uppity, frankly this isn't going to make me lose sleep!
Suffice to say...it'll be docking at a point below Michael Collins bridge, either north or south bank! An argument beyond this point is merely semantics. Blame Google for their mapping if you disagree with the naming, but it's not "my" map, I just referred to it...
theblimp wrote:With regard to the waterbus concept, while I think it's a wonderful idea, I feel that one of the biggest probs is going to be the speed restriction from Blackrock Castle in to the quays. Anyone who's every come up-river by boat will testify that it takes quite some time to complete that leg of the journey within the speed limit. I can't see the rowing clubs allowing a new waterbus service gaining a special dispensation here. Also remember that this speed limit is speed over water, NOT speed over ground. So while the limit is (I think) 5 knots, if you're up against a 3-knot tidal stream, you're only making good 2 knots over ground ...... casual walking pace
The planned bridge will connect new developments on Corkâ€™s south docks to Tivoli, close to the Silver-Springs Moran Hotel, forming a stylish new gateway point to the city.
THE_Chris wrote:Second public consultation for the R624 (Fota road) upgrade to Cobh took place today in the Sheraton, Fota Island.
Yours truly drove a long way to get there and has the documents which he will scan tomorrow, as well as some more information about the scheme.
jungle wrote:Last Saturday's Echo had on its front page details of a new bridge planned for the city. At first, I assumed it was a reference to the Water St bridge, but in the details they said
Now, opposite Silversprings is the Atlantic Pond. There's no substantial road network to link to there at the moment and I can see an almighty row if anyone tried to develop one. Also, I can't see any details on the Corporation web site.
Is this the Echo getting the wrong end of the stick about Water St or is it genuinely a completely new bridge?
On a side note, this is the diagram of the bridge
jungle wrote:............some boats will get under the main span, while the bit between the pylon and the opposite shore can be raised to let taller ships through.