Blackhall Place and Macken Street Bridges
April 5, 2000 at 10:31 am #718001
ref Dublin Corporation press release January 1999 Design of Blackhall Place & Macken Street Bridges. Appointment of Santiago Calatrava Valls
Does anyone know of any progress on these two projects?
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April 5, 2000 at 4:44 pm #718002
April 6, 2000 at 1:55 pm #718003
I keep an eye on the Corpo’s site for news – I think there was meant to be an EIA by the end of March but I haven’t heard any news about it.
April 7, 2000 at 10:19 am #718004
per email from Corpo Press Office
“There is an EIS beginning on the O’Connell st Monument (the Monument of Light)
and also the Macken St bridge.
This takes a few weeks. Then the public can view the results for 4 weeks and
the Minister makes a decision within the following 2 weeks. Then building
July 1, 2000 at 11:20 am #718005
April 9, 2001 at 12:44 pm #705187Rory WParticipant
Hmmmm. Just noticed a work barge on the Liffey at the end of Blackhall place this morning and saw a bunch of ‘Rilmount’ workmen working on the pavement/Quay wall opposite the “Dead” House. Is this the start of construction on the ‘coathanger’ Calatrava bridge? Any word on the one for Macken street either?
April 9, 2001 at 3:51 pm #717981DrawingboardParticipant
Did they get Planning Permission?
April 12, 2001 at 9:19 am #717982GregFParticipant
There’s an oil rig in the Liffey there now.
April 12, 2001 at 10:40 am #717983
Most likely digging trial holes,site investigation etc.
April 24, 2001 at 10:06 am #717984
Can anyone point me to a picture of the Macken Street design?
April 24, 2001 at 10:18 am #717985
April 24, 2001 at 4:41 pm #717986DARA HParticipant
The Macken Street Bridge will look pretty good i think. Looking forward to seeing it built.
Not really in favour of a ‘coathanger’ type bridge for anywhere along the city centre stretch of the Liffey. For me, that type of design is more at home spanning a very wide river, joining two headlands or traversing a canyon!
Also, i think that type of bridge would be a bit too much of a visual barrier
Isn’t the Macken Street bridge going to be able to swivel sidewards to let boats pass?
April 24, 2001 at 5:41 pm #717987
April 24, 2001 at 5:46 pm #717988DrawingboardParticipant
I saw that bridge been manoeveured into placve on Sky News. Magnificent idea. Should be very exciting to watch opening and closing.
There doesnt seem to be a picture of the Blackhall Place bridge design around?
April 26, 2001 at 7:30 pm #717989DARA HParticipant
There is a picture of the proposed Blackhall Place bridge by Santiago Calatrava on page 310 of Frank McDonald’s book “The Construction of Dublin”.
There is also a picture of the Calatrava bridge for Macken Street on page 89. Apparently the pylon for that bridge is going to be a high as Liberty Hall.
It may be of interest to note that the Dutch city of Rotterdam built a huge ‘Calatravaesqe’ bridge a few years ago (by one of Calatrava’s students) that they now use as a symbol of that city – for promotional literature etc.
April 27, 2001 at 7:06 am #717990
May 10, 2001 at 8:30 am #717991JasParticipant
May 15, 2001 at 2:23 pm #717992Rory WParticipant
According to Frank mcDonald (in yesterday’s IT the bridge is now under construction
May 15, 2001 at 2:33 pm #717993Paul ClerkinKeymaster
Well there’s definitely work going on down at the site of the Blackhall Place bridge.
May 25, 2001 at 2:47 pm #717994
That picture of the Blackhall Street Bridge is almost certainly a redesign.
The original was far taller, far bulkier and was equal on both sides.
Either it was an unflattering picture or this is a changed version.
This one looks far more attractives and fits in far better with the streetscape.
Previous pictures made the bridge look very obtrusive.
Have to agree with one contributor who said Calatrava bridge is more suitable on a wide stretch of river.
Although his bridge in Bilbao is not a particularly wide span.
However, where that one works is in having wider boulevards on either side of the river.
The quays make the entire area from one side of Liffey to other very squat and skinny.
May 25, 2001 at 3:03 pm #717995
“The original was far taller, far bulkier and was equal on both sides.”
It still is equal kefu, it is just the effects of perspective.
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May 27, 2001 at 2:56 pm #717996
If that effect is just perspective, it would make the bridge about ten or twelve metres wide.
May 27, 2001 at 3:00 pm #717997
And considering it’s a pedestrian bridge, that would seem very excessive.
May 28, 2001 at 7:21 am #717998
It has four lanes of traffic.
May 28, 2001 at 9:16 am #717999GregFParticipant
As I’ve said time and time again the surrounding squalid environment detracts from the bridge too!
May 28, 2001 at 11:13 am #718000
I totally agree with Gregf
-have the corporation plans to build a road beyond the bridge,I think I remember notices for CPO’s in that area
Kefu/ the arches of the bridge are splayed outwards so the effects of perspective are exaggerated
January 24, 2002 at 4:35 pm #718006NiallParticipant
Blackhall Place Bridge
Does anyone know when this bridge is scheduled to open?
January 27, 2002 at 10:28 pm #718007
Not moving forward at any kind of rapid pace. Probably late this year if not next!
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