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Bridge

# bridge - Friday 14 March, 2014

Galway Mayor calls for netting to be put on two bridges to help prevent suicides

Mayor Padraig Conneely says that something has to be done to tackle suicide rates in Galway.

# bridge - Thursday 27 February, 2014

The Rosie Hackett LUAS bridge will open on 20 May

The new structure will be the 24th Liffey crossing… and the first to be named after a woman.

# bridge - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Search for man seen falling into river in Kilkenny

The man was seen entering the water at Green’s Bridge by two witnesses.

# bridge - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

“Software issue” to blame for rush-hour closure of major Dublin bridge

The Sam Beckett Bridge was due to reopen at 6am after overnight works. However, it only opened at 9am.

# bridge - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Tolls could be lifted at the East Link, but council bosses say they should stay

The bridge reverts to Dublin City Council ownership at the end of next year, but the city could lose out on €4 million in annual revenue if the toll is lifted.

# bridge - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Bus driver saves woman from jumping off bridge USA

Bus driver saves woman from jumping off bridge

Darnell Barton spotted the woman while he was carrying students to high school on his bus.

# bridge - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

From 1000 AD to Samuel Beckett: Dublin’s bridges in 10 fascinating facts…

One city bridge once had an entire pub fall off of it. Another was driven to Dublin on the back of a truck…

# bridge - Thursday 22 August, 2013

Column: A Bridge for Rosie – Dublin should recognise one of its greatest daughters

Rosie Hackett received a gold medal in recognition of her 60 years’ service to the Irish trade union movement yet she is almost forgotten in today’s world, writes Angelina Cox.

# bridge - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge How NOT to carry a giant deer statue under a bridge On A Stag

How NOT to carry a giant deer statue under a bridge

One job. You had one job.

# bridge - Thursday 20 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge This 100-year-old Dublin bridge is for sale online Many Rivers To Cross

This 100-year-old Dublin bridge is for sale online

Yours for less than the price of a used car.

# bridge - Sunday 9 June, 2013

McAleese honoured with bridge in her name

The former president’s work for peace was honoured with the naming of Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge.

# bridge - Friday 24 May, 2013

Oversize load on truck causes Washington bridge collapse

The bridge had been listed as “functionally obsolete” – a category meaning that the design is outdated.

# bridge - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Stoker, Wilde, Gregory: What should Dublin city’s new bridge be called? Name That Bridge This post contains a poll

Stoker, Wilde, Gregory: What should Dublin city’s new bridge be called?

Eighty-five official names were received by Dublin City Council, which was shortlisted to 17.

# bridge - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Top readers’ comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# bridge - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From The Score 5 sports stars who should be on the shortlist of names for Dublin’s new bridge Name Game This post contains a poll

5 sports stars who should be on the shortlist of names for Dublin’s new bridge

Does anyone like the sound of the “Kevin Heffernan Bridge”?

# bridge - Friday 23 November, 2012

Truck gets stuck under bridge at Amiens St

Traffic was diverted after the truck struck the bridge. Gardaí are on the scene and helping to free the truck.

# bridge - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

New bridge linking Louth and Down gets planning permission

The 660 metre bridge will cost in the region of €18 million. It’s hoped, however, that the majority of this money can be obtained from the EU.

# bridge - Monday 20 August, 2012

Top Gun director Tony Scott dies RIP

Top Gun director Tony Scott dies

Authorities said the 68-year-old jumped off a bridge in Los Angeles.

# bridge - Friday 17 August, 2012

Updated 13.02

ROADS IN KILDARE have reopened earlier than expected after a truck travelling onto the M4 got stuck under a bridge.

AA Roadwatch confirmed the incident but said the westbound ‘on ramp’ at junction 5 Leixlip is now open to vehicles. The lorry has been removed.

There are no further problems in the area.

# bridge - Monday 6 February, 2012

Motorcyclist dies after hitting a bridge in Galway

The man who died has been named as 36-year-old Dermot Kenny who lived locally.

# bridge - Saturday 28 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In tonight’s Fix: Occupied buildings, topless protests and the overriding importance of warm socks.

In pictures: Huge ship rams through road bridge in US No Brakes This post contains images

In pictures: Huge ship rams through road bridge in US

The five-storey vessel carrying rocket parts ploughed through a two-lane highway bridge in Kentucky. Check out these pictures…

# bridge - Monday 17 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Pennsylvania brothers charged with stealing… a bridge Stolen

Pennsylvania brothers charged with stealing… a bridge

And it wasn’t any old bridge, either.

# bridge - Saturday 23 July, 2011

At least 32 dead as bullet trains collide in China

Two carriages of one of the trains fell off a bridge in Zhejiang Province following the collision, in which one train ran into the back of another. Many of the injured have been taken to hospital.

# bridge - Friday 15 July, 2011

Lorry rear ripped off as it hits bridge Bridge Of Sighs This post contains images

Lorry rear ripped off as it hits bridge

Soft-sided trailer of truck is torn clean off in accident at Cork rail bridge on Lower Glanmire Road.