When Is A Bridge Not A Bridge?


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The Samuel Beckett bridge, turned 90° in ‘open’ configuration alongside Sir John Rogerson’s Quay on the Liffey, Dublin, yesterday.

A rare enough sight, due to become more common with increased river traffic in the weeks ahead.

You may care to peruse a schedule of the bridge’s movements between now and the end of June.

(Pix: Oisín Kane)

11 thoughts on “When Is A Bridge Not A Bridge?

    1. classter

      It’s a mildly interesting pic of the Sam Beckett bridge open. If you live or work nearby, you might consider wandering down for a gawk.

      Otherwise, you could head down on Sat 22nd May to see the bridge opening. Maybe one of the babbas would like to see it too,

  1. Condescending nana

    what are they going to do with the millenium bridge, isn;t that one knackered already with the keys to the turning mechanism lost?

    1. ____

      1. You’re thinking of the Sean O’Casey bridge, the millennium bridge is fixed.
      2. That problem was solved two years ago (and more of a remote control than keys AFAIK).

  2. Mourinho

    A stunning piece of design.
    Used as a Dublin landmark in news reports abroad.
    Surely no higher compliment could be achieved by a designer.

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