The first part of a new pedestrian bridge across the River Liffey is put in place.

The first section of the Seán O'Casey bridge has been hoisted into place across the River Liffey in Dublin.

Measuring forty metres long and weighing one hundred and sixty tonnes, the structure is one of two parts of the new bridge located to the east of the existing Matt Talbot memorial bridge.

Built in Poland, the two leaves are a balanced cantilever design which when completed will rotate on a set of piers placed in the Liffey. The second section of the bridge will be hoisted into position tomorrow by the largest marine crane in the world, known as the "Mersey Mammoth".

The Seán O'Casey footbridge links Sir John Rogerson's Quay with North Wall Quay.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 30 April 2005.