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Saturday 25 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Bridge

This week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company reveals plans for new bridge across river Liffey
The proposed bridge is part of Dublin Port Company’s plan to redevelop the south port area, known as the Poolbeg Peninsula.
This year
# hate
Vinicius effigy hung from bridge
Police sources told AFP they were investigating the incident, without offering further details.
Last year
# Crimea
Putin drives across repaired bridge to Crimea in bid to boost Russian morale
He took the wheel of a Mercedes to drive across the bridge linking Russia’s mainland with the peninsula, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.
# narrow water bridge
'Symbolic' cross-border bridge linking Louth to Down put out to tender
The Narrow Water Bridge will link the Mourne Mountains in Co Down and the Cooley Peninsula in Co Louth.
# Dublin
Fatality could have occurred when Luas collided with bridge, investigation finds
The incident occurred on the approach to Beresford Place railway bridge in Dublin city last year.
All time
# Wicklow
Gemma O'Doherty could face further criminal charges over bridge protest
A video of the incident went viral on social media platforms last month.
# morandi highway
Genoa bridge nearing completion offers ray of hope for Italy
Genoa’s Morandi highway collapsed during heavy rain in August 2018, killing 43 people.
# Building Bridges
Scottish Tory leader backs Johnson's ‘bold and imaginative’ plan for NI-Scotland bridge
Johnson’s suggestion of the bridge has been branded “a vanity project” by Scotland’s Transport Secretary.
# Not again
Trains suspended in Dublin after truck hits bridge
The collision took place at a bridge on Erne Street at around 12.30pm.
# Heavy Rain
Bridge collapses in England as areas are hit by severe flooding
The bridge was on the route of the cycling World Championships due to be held in Yorkshire next month.
# Troubled Waters
Quiz: How much do you know about bridges around the world?
How many buses fit on O’Connell Bridge?
# Hong Kong
World's longest sea bridge - that cost an estimated €17 billion - officially opened
The €12 billion bridge took almost a decade to build while incurring major delays and cost overruns
# Genoa
Anger rises in Italy as search for Genoa bridge survivors enters day four
Italy’s populist government has intensified its attacks on the viaduct operator following Tuesday’s incident.
# Genoa
Three children aged 8, 12 and 13 among 39 dead in Italy bridge collapse tragedy
The tragedy has focused anger on the structural problems that have dogged the decades old Morandi bridge.
# Delays
Rail services suspended between Malahide and Clongriffin after bus hits railway bridge
The bus hit a bridge at Portmarnock.
# Docklands
Dublin City Council planning new pedestrian and cycle-only bridge across the River Liffey
The council is proposing the Blood Stoney Bridge to cross the River Liffey in the Dublin Dockland Area.
# Miami
Meeting held before Florida bridge collapsed deemed cracks 'not a safety issue'
Investigators are attempting to determine if the cracks led to the collapse.
# Miami
'Multiple' fatalities after brand new pedestrian bridge collapses in Florida
The bridge collapsed in a college area, crushing at least eight vehicles.
# Tribute
New Cork bridge could be named after Mary Elmes, the 'Irish Oskar Schindler'
It is hoped construction will begin on the bridge by the end of this year or beginning of 2019.
# crossover appeal
In pictures: The world's most spectacular bridges
They serve a practical purpose, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be easy on the eyes too.
# machu picchu
River searched for 16 missing people after Peruvian bridge collapses into valley
At least 30 people were on the bridge when it collapsed during torrential rains yesterday.
# The Hague
Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court
Slobodan Praljak shouted out “Praljak is not a criminal. I reject your verdict”, immediately before bringing a brown bottle to his lips.
# physical exertion
'Bridge is not a sport': Club trying to claim tax relief denied by top EU court
The English Bridge Union had sought VAT relief on tournament entry fees.
# Iarnród Éireann
Train from Sligo to Connolly delayed for up to 35 minutes after bridge hit
Iarnród Éireann is currently in the process of seeking solutions to reduce the number of railway bridges being hit.
# skywalk
Ireland's longest rope bridge is opening in Kerry
The owners of Kells Bay House & Gardens have put the rope bridge on their land.
# don't look down
The world's highest bridge is more than four Spires tall and it just opened in China
Dublin’s Spire is 120m high, this new bridge stands at over half a kilometre.
# dale creighton
Jury shown footage of "vicious, prolonged attack" on 20-year-old who died after assault
The trial opened today at the Central Criminal Court.
# high way
Dizzying timelapse shows clouds move beneath the world's tallest bridge
The Beipanjiang Bridge soars 565 metres above the river below.
# Collisions
Irish Rail tells truckers to 'wise up' after 68 bridge strikes this year
The rail company released a video today to highlight the dangers of hitting bridges and the damage it can cause.
# don't look down
The world's longest glass bridge has closed after visitors flock to see it
Officials say the bridge is getting “an internal system upgrade”.
# Kent
Man injured after footbridge collapse over UK motorway
Police said it is believed a lorry collided with the pedestrian bridge.
# ruffling feathers
Gardaí called out to remove swan from bridge in Dublin
“I was here when this was all water…”
# Dangerous
Criticism of 'daredevil' who risked his life to climb landmark Dublin bridge
Meanwhile, the Irish Coast Guard has said anyone planning water activities today should take appropriate precautions.
# tom clarke
The East Link toll bridge is now officially named after a 1916 leader
It was named on the anniversary of Tom Clarke’s execution.
# India
No more survivors in flyover collapse that killed at least 25 people
Five construction company employees have been arrested.
# Cork
13-year-old girl seriously injured in fall from road bridge
The incident happened at about 8am this morning in Mahon, Co Cork.
# canal bridge
Viola Beach investigation: Police examine car as probe into indie band's death begins
Safety barriers were in place and red lights were flashing as the band’s vehicle approached, police in Sweden say.
# crackdown
Irish person arrested in Thai resort town for 'playing bridge'
An Irish national was one of 32 people arrested for gambling.
# Taking Its Toll
The only toll bridge in Dublin city is now public property - does that mean it's going to be free?
No. It doesn’t.
# Flooding
Yorkshire town split in two as bridge collapses in storm
“The situation is serious and there is a significant risk to life.”