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    • #707157
      Hannah
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      What do people think about Dundrum Luas Flyover/ Bridge, i like it, i like Bridges.

    • #743637
      Plug
      Participant

      I like bridges too.
      I would love the chance light up a bridge, if anyone out there has one they want lit

    • #743638
      GrahamH
      Participant

      I had a Lego one, but I lit it myself – sorry 🙂
      It was in blue too – ahead of its time!

    • #743639
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Originally posted by Hannah
      i like Bridges.

      Have you read Ron Cox and Michael Gould’s recent publication on Ireland’s bridges? Well worth the read if this is your interest or if interested in industrial heritage (I’ll declare the conflict of interest in that I am secretary of the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland and Ron Cox is our Chairman).

      It was still available in Hodges Figgis this week.

    • #743640
      GregF
      Participant

      The bridges are great…..it’s a start …..better than the 1980’s (we have’nt got any money and were designed by road engineers)
      purely functional and plain Matt Talbot bridge and Frank Sherwin bridge which adorn the Liffey. The Dundrum bridge is similar to the one up near Drogheda which looks well when lit up at night.

    • #743641
      Hannah
      Participant

      Hi Guys,

      Yes that Drogheda Bridge really cheers me up when i drive up to it especially at night, and yes i would be very interested in buying the book Ewan mentioned. Hannah

    • #743642
      Plug
      Participant

      It was in blue too – ahead of its time

      Blue is so last year!:)

    • #743643
      blue
      Participant

      Great bridges. Both by Roughan & O’Donovan (http://www.rod.ie) in association with Maunsell.

      The Boyne bridge was attractive enough for An Post to use it to commemorate the Irish Presidency of the European Union.

    • #743644
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      a truly terrible postage stamp….

    • #743645
      blue
      Participant

      It is a bit eastern bloc/communist looking but wouldn’t say terrible.

    • #743646
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Talking about Eastern Bloc and Bridges I was in Warsaw last month – they also have a Taney Bridge clone. Whoever patented that design is clearly busy selling it all over the place.

      Its setting is a bit more dramatic though – crossing the Vistula river as opposed to crossing south Dublin suburbia.

    • #743647
      GrahamH
      Participant

      It’s a pity on the Drogheda bridge and indeed the West Link that you cannot appreciate the dramatic views of the two valleys – the same is largely the case with Brunel’s Bristol bridge (keep forgetting its name) but you’d think a century and a half later this issue could be resolved – especially with the West Link, it’s such a shame to be encased in concrete for the length of the span – most people don’t even know what they’re missing.

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