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Lifting bridges

  • 22-07-2014 3:08pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 13,373 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    I notice they're opening the Beckett Bridge for maintenance this evening (they never seem to open it to allow actual boats through).

    This got me thinking about the 3 lifting bridges nearby; on the quays @ Georges and Spencer Docks, and at the other end of Spencer Dock on Sherriff Street.

    Does anyone know when was the last time any of these were actually lifted?


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  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,440 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    A recent piece about it here
    http://irishwaterwayshistory.com/

    The author of that blog would be able to give you a definitive answer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,373 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    IWAI document here suggest the Spencer Dock bridge was last lifted 6 or 7 years ago.


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,440 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    Very certain is has been done more recently than that.

    A definitive answer could be obtained by contacting:

    Waterways Ireland Eastern Regional Office (M-F 9.30am-4.30pm) 01-868-0148
    Dock Superintendent, Spencer Dock Mark Clarke 087-2584713


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,341 D Trent


    I'm thinking they would have been lifted in 2012 for the Tall Ships Festival


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,373 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu


    D Trent wrote: »
    I'm thinking they would have been lifted in 2012 for the Tall Ships Festival

    the Tall Ships were all on the Liffey - wouldn't have required opening any of the old dock bridges.


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