16 January 2012
Graham bridge another gap for Dublin City Council
Following on from the award winning Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin City Council have awarded a €6M contract to GRAHAM to build the new Marlborough Street Public Transport Priority Bridge in Dublin City Centre.
Work recently got underway on another GRAHAM bridge across the River Liffey in Dublin. Following on from the award winning Samuel Beckett Bridge, Dublin City Council have awarded a €6M contract to GRAHAM to build a new bridge in Dublin City Centre, just downstream of O'Connell Bridge. The Marlborough Street Bridge will be a public transport, cycle and pedestrian bridge linking Marlborough Street and Eden Quay on the north side of the Liffey to Hawkins Street and Burgh Quay on the south side.
The bridge will carry buses and the LUAS at this critical location across the Liffey. It will have cycleways and generous footpaths that will open Marlborough Street and Hawkins Street to greater footfall, prospective development and create a new north-south link from Abbey Street to Pearse Street. The Bridge will also carry diverted bus and taxi traffic during the construction of Metro North and when the proposed LUAS Line BXD (which will link the existing Red and Green lines) is developed, it will carry the southbound track across the Liffey.
The 26m wide and 48m long bridge will have an elegant contemporary design with a slender, single span, smooth concrete structure, with the underside of the bridge being designed to be as high above the water as possible so that river traffic is not impeded. The project is scheduled to take 18 months to complete.