Samuel Beckett Bridge Arrives In Dublin

The River Liffey's new bridge is to arrive in Dublin Port after its week-long journey from the Netherlands.

The new bridge, which is due to be operational next year will link from Guild Street on the north quays to Sir John Rogerson's Quay on the south.

Costing €59 million, the bridge will be capable of rotating on its axis for maritime traffic and has four traffic lanes, cycle tracks and footpaths.

The 120-metre Samuel Beckett Bridge was designed by Dr Santiago Calatrava Valls and constructed in the Netherlands. It is a cable-stayed steel box girder design, spanning 120 metres between the north and south quay walls.

The bridge has four traffic lanes, cycle tracks and footpaths and will be able to rotate 90 degrees to facilitate maritime traffic.

The huge structure will travel through the Eastlink Bridge during high tide tomorrow morning and will be secured adjacent to the south quayside for a number of weeks before being placed on its supporting pier in the river.

The Department of the Environment, Dublin Docklands Development Authority and Dublin city council funded the bridge, which was constructed by Graham Hollandia.


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