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# bridge - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Genoa bridge nearing completion offers ray of hope for Italy

Genoa’s Morandi highway collapsed during heavy rain in August 2018, killing 43 people.

# bridge - Sunday 16 February, 2020

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.

# bridge - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Trains suspended in Dublin after truck hits bridge

The collision took place at a bridge on Erne Street at around 12.30pm.

# bridge - Thursday 1 August, 2019

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.

# bridge - Monday 29 October, 2018

Quiz: How much do you know about bridges around the world?

How many buses fit on O’Connell Bridge?

# bridge - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

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

# bridge - Friday 17 August, 2018

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.

# bridge - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

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.

# bridge - Thursday 9 August, 2018

# bridge - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

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.

# bridge - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Meeting held before Florida bridge collapsed deemed cracks 'not a safety issue'

Investigators are attempting to determine if the cracks led to the collapse.

# bridge - Thursday 15 March, 2018

'Multiple' fatalities after brand new pedestrian bridge collapses in Florida

The bridge collapsed in a college area, crushing at least eight vehicles.

# bridge - Wednesday 28 February, 2018

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.

# bridge - Sunday 4 February, 2018

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.

# bridge - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

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.

# bridge - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

Bosnian army leader dies after drinking poison at war crimes court The Hague This post contains videos

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.

# bridge - Thursday 26 October, 2017

'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.

# bridge - Tuesday 12 September, 2017

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.

# bridge - Saturday 25 March, 2017

Ireland's longest rope bridge is opening in Kerry

The owners of Kells Bay House & Gardens have put the rope bridge on their land.

# bridge - Friday 30 December, 2016

The world's highest bridge is more than four Spires tall and it just opened in China Don't Look Down This post contains videos

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.

# bridge - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Jury shown footage of "vicious, prolonged attack" on 20-year-old who died after assault

The trial opened today at the Central Criminal Court.

# bridge - Monday 12 September, 2016

Dizzying timelapse shows clouds move beneath the world's tallest bridge High Way This post contains videos

Dizzying timelapse shows clouds move beneath the world's tallest bridge

The Beipanjiang Bridge soars 565 metres above the river below.

# bridge - Sunday 4 September, 2016

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.

# bridge - Saturday 3 September, 2016

The world's longest glass bridge has closed after visitors flock to see it

Officials say the bridge is getting “an internal system upgrade”.

# bridge - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Man injured after footbridge collapse over UK motorway

Police said it is believed a lorry collided with the pedestrian bridge.

# bridge - Sunday 19 June, 2016

Gardaí called out to remove swan from bridge in Dublin

“I was here when this was all water…”

# bridge - Monday 6 June, 2016

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.

# bridge - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

The East Link toll bridge is now officially named after a 1916 leader

It was named on the anniversary of Tom Clarke’s execution.

# bridge - Friday 1 April, 2016

No more survivors in flyover collapse that killed at least 25 people

Five construction company employees have been arrested.

# bridge - Monday 14 March, 2016

13-year-old girl seriously injured in fall from road bridge

The incident happened at about 8am this morning in Mahon, Co Cork.

# bridge - Monday 15 February, 2016

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.

# bridge - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Irish person arrested in Thai resort town for 'playing bridge'

An Irish national was one of 32 people arrested for gambling.

# bridge - Friday 8 January, 2016

# bridge - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Yorkshire town split in two as bridge collapses in storm Flooding This post contains videos

Yorkshire town split in two as bridge collapses in storm

“The situation is serious and there is a significant risk to life.”

# bridge - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Lamb of God frontman attacked on Dublin quays ahead of 3Arena gig

Randy Blythe said he had his ‘bell rung pretty good’ as he walked near the Samuel Beckett Bridge taking photos.

# bridge - Friday 23 October, 2015

Ten thousand spiders have have set up webbed camp on a bridge in Ohio Infested This post contains videos

Ten thousand spiders have have set up webbed camp on a bridge in Ohio

The webs are making the bridge look like a Halloween wonderland.

# bridge - Friday 9 October, 2015

# bridge - Sunday 6 September, 2015

# bridge - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Two workers who died in fall from Limerick bridge named as Brian Whelan and TJ Herlihy

Brian Whelan and TJ Herlihy were working on Thomond Bridge when they became submerged.

# bridge - Monday 24 August, 2015

Small Kildare village 'isolated' after collision damage to access bridge

A tractor struck the bridge recently causing the damage and because it is a protected structure it could be months before it is repaired.

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