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You couldn't make this up

  • 30-10-2013 2:28pm
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    Seems that somebody lost the key to open the Sean O'Casey bridge to shipping back in 2010 and now the DDDA can't afford to replace it. Now I know having ships go so far up the Liffey is unusual but honestly this is bordering on the farcical.

    http://www.thejournal.ie/bridge-sean-ocasey-opening-1144774-Oct2013/


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  • It's in the last place they would think of looking, left mine in the fridge one day.

    Seriously though, how much could one key cost? And why would a bridge that is designed to last (presumably) for years be controlled by a remote control? Remote controls go missing in my pleace on an average of one every three months, stolen by the remote control fairy. Silly.




  • Nothing, nothing that officialdom does surprises me any more. A total bunch of sloppy shouldered cretins.




  • Look at the plus side; nothing got stuck behind the bridge! :pac:

    Also, now all the amateur radio people will be next to the bridge trying to make it go up, for the craic :P




  • the_syco wrote: »
    Look at the plus side; nothing got stuck behind the bridge! :pac:

    Also, now all the amateur radio people will be next to the bridge trying to make it go up, for the craic :P
    The operation of the bridge is controlled by a remote radio transmitted hand held pendant key. The bridge is opened by releasing the locking pins in a predetermined sequence via a radio controlled signal to the ‘hydraulic rams’ at each slew ring bearing. The electrical distribution panels, hydraulic motors and pumps are suspended in the zone of main structure beneath the bridge deck. Readily accessible electrical switch cabinets, downloading sockets and navigation lights are integrated within the balustrade panels at the tips of each bridge leaf.
    http://www.bridgesofdublin.ie/bridges/sean-ocasey-bridge/design-and-engineering
    Just in case anyone needs some tips ;)




  • Should have gotten one of those one 4 all jobbies. Or gone all out with a harmony one. Might try my old remote control wristwatch on the bridge next time I'm in the area. See can I get it to open and close with the volume buttons or something...


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  • Have they tried the Chief Executives car keys? http://www.tecremotes.com/files/1851058/uploaded/101_1655.jpg




  • They should look for an inconspicuous flowerpot near the bridge. There's probably a spare hidden under it.




  • Jay Leno monologue material.




  • There's a place on Dame Street will do one up while you wait.
    Only a fiver.


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  • Sweet Mudda A God.




  • "Have ya seen my keys?"

    "Which ones?"

    "The ones to the bridge ya stumour"




  • the_syco wrote: »
    Look at the plus side; nothing got stuck behind the bridge! :pac:

    Also, now all the amateur radio people will be next to the bridge trying to make it go up, for the craic :P

    The jeanie johnson. Guess she can happily rot away there




  • neris wrote: »
    The jeanie johnson. Guess she can happily rot away there
    the jeanie johnston is actually on the correct side of the bridge and could set sail if needed be.




  • In fairness who is surprised? DDDA was an absolute disaster of a state body. IFSC is horrible place at night with nothing to do.




  • hfallada wrote: »
    In fairness who is surprised? DDDA was an absolute disaster of a state body. IFSC is horrible place at night with nothing to do.

    Its not much better during the day either tbh.

    So much potential for a large area to be built in the city centre and it was squandered.




  • hfallada wrote: »
    In fairness who is surprised? DDDA was an absolute disaster of a state body. IFSC is horrible place at night with nothing to do.

    Celtic Tiger nonsense at it's most virulant...and certain developers did very well from the whole mess.




  • hfallada wrote: »
    In fairness who is surprised? DDDA was an absolute disaster of a state body. IFSC is horrible place at night with nothing to do.

    IFSC is private property. You shouldn't be in there at night without permission from the private group that owns it.




  • the jeanie johnston is actually on the correct side of the bridge and could set sail if needed be.

    :o was thinking of the samuel beckett bridge for got about that bridge.

    the ddda is a farce and law onto itself. they still own a load of empty property around the docklands. we enquired about a commercial unit with them rang their offices bout 10 times looking to make enquiries got an answering machine for the man who looked after property but never rang us back. units been sitting vacant since 2007. more wasted money on somthing that could have been making a small bit for them




  • neris wrote: »
    :o was thinking of the samuel beckett bridge for got about that bridge.

    the ddda is a farce and law onto itself. they still own a load of empty property around the docklands. we enquired about a commercial unit with them rang their offices bout 10 times looking to make enquiries got an answering machine for the man who looked after property but never rang us back. units been sitting vacant since 2007. more wasted money on somthing that could have been making a small bit for them

    Contact Dublin city council. DDDA is no more. Their area has been taken back in charge by DCC they had a public consultation about it recently. Docklands / birth lotts SDZ.


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  • AnonoBoy wrote: »
    They should look for an inconspicuous flowerpot near the bridge. There's probably a spare hidden under it.

    Or wheelie bin...




  • Only in Ireland.....:rolleyes:


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