Reply To: Loop Line Bridge – Why can’t they just do this???
Almost all the railway bridges have advertizing on them and lots of them would be
very nice without. Remember how the Westland Row bridge looked when it was first painted. Some of the bridges over Amiens Street,
North Strand have great detailing, almost completely covered by adverts. The bridge over Ballybough is the same.
As for the bridge blocking our view of the Customs House, well, any bridge there will do that, the one that is there is a good bridge, a piece of heritage from the late Industrial age, dramatic, and expensively build at the time. A modern bridge might be more in tune with modern fashion, but, in the fullness of time it would be no better. I am all for new bridges and can’t wait for the Calatrave bridge, but we should also learn to respect the one we have.
Remember, as Shane O’Toole pointed out, there was discussion of getting rid of the Ha’penny Bridge at the Start of the C20.