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Wall collapses at Ringsend Bridge (Photos)

Bridge reopens following yesterday’s wall collapse as Dublin City Council engineers survey damage.

Image: @chrisandrewstd via Twitter

A WALL AND A FOOTPATH have collapsed into the river at Ringsend Bridge in Dublin, pulling fencing, a lamp and paving into the water.

The section of wall was already marked by a line of railing which stands on the edge of the footpath.

Two weeks ago, a notice was posted at the same place by an unidentified person saying that the wall was becoming increasingly unsafe in the winter weather. The writer also claims that Dublin City Council laid new paving along the wall without addressing structural problems with the wall itself.

Gardaí had closed the bridge earlier on, but it has since reopened. Dublin City Council engineers are examining the damage.

Wall collapses at Ringsend Bridge (Photos)
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    Google Maps image of the wall before it collapsed.
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    Unsigned notice posted along area of wall weeks before it collapsed. (via @irishstu)

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