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I think thats a mistake. the Macken Street bridge announcement only asks for expressions of interest, Its not been awarded yet and can’t possibly be in manufacturing. This must refer to the pedestrian bridge which is currently being built as I heard a rumour that this was to be delivered by pontoon.

On Luas crossing Macken Street Bridge theres an issue with the overhead power as there would need to be a gantry on each end with an opening mechanism for the cables. I’ve seen this in Holland where there are opening bridges for Trams in the Hague and Amsterdam, that could really detract from the clean lines of the bridge. I understand the idea is to take two of the four traffic lanes for Luas in future should a line cross the bridge.

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