New pedestrian bridge for Dublin

Saturday 30 April 2005 22.04
New pedestrian bridge for Dublin

A new pedestrian bridge over the River Liffey in Dublin is being hoisted into place this evening.

The 320 tonne bridge, which will be located east of the Matt Talbot Bridge, is made up of two sections which will swing open to allow boats to pass through.

The first section is currently being put in place. The second section will be put in place tomorrow.

It is being hoisted into place by the 'Mersey Mammoth', the largest marine crane in Europe.

The bridge is due to be officially opened in June.