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  • in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744589
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    You think the ON ramp is bad?

    Just you wait till you try the OFF ramp!:eek:

    in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744585
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    The timber handrail on the edge rail.

    and a worm’s eye view!
    (Just send the photography prize to the bridge and I’ll collect it later!)

    in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744582
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    The southbound carriageway looking north.

    The northbound carriageway showing the footpath / cycleway and crash rails going in.

    in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744581
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    Ahem.

    in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744579
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    See picture showing (not showing?) the missing Luas rail. (viewed from north end looking south, leaning tower of Guinness behind camera)
    The two lanes on each side of the bridge spine (the luas rail lane and the one adjoining it to the left) are for motor traffic. 4 lanes in total
    To the outside of these lanes, pedestrian and cycle lanes (footpaths?) on the extreme outside edges of the bridge behind barriers to protect from traffic. (2 in total.)
    Hope this helps to clear it up a little.

    in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744573
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    1 The new surfacing going in showing the missing Luas rail on the seaward side of the bridge looking to the South Bank…..
    and
    2 this is how it was done.

    in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744572
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    My understanding is that, due to load restrictions, the outer lanes cannot take the strain of a bus lane.

    The main spans of the bridge have been surfaced with heavy duty mastic asphalt to accept heavy traffic but the outside lanes have not for this very reason.

    So…..pedestrians and cycles on the outside buses and others in the main centre spans.

    in reply to: Macken St Bridge – Santiago Calatrava #744570
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    My apologies if none of this is new.

    A few things I know about the bridge….

    1 So far at least three swans have come to grief on the cables.
    2 The Luas rails are not going in though there is provision for them if they change their minds!
    3 The surfacing was finished last Sunday! Hooray!
    4 There will be two lanes for traffic each side at about 3.25 metres wide and “footpaths” on
    both sides.
    5 The ends are currently about 2 feet higher than the surrounding road levels.
    6 Will try to post pics of surfacing if they come out OK

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