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o connall bridge measurements

  • 10-05-2005 9:55am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 331 ✭✭ ed6hellsfresh


    anyone know the measurements of the bridge?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 77,855 ✭✭✭✭ Victor


    It is wider than it it's span, but this is not as unusal as it is made out to be.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,673 ✭✭✭✭ senordingdong


    I know that you just said otherwise, but I wanted to ask about something.

    I once heard a rumour that O Connel bridge is a perfect square. Has anybody esle heard that before?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 187 ✭✭ morlan


    I know that you just said otherwise, but I wanted to ask about something.

    I once heard a rumour that O Connel bridge is a perfect square. Has anybody esle heard that before?
    Victor wrote:
    It is wider than it it's span

    /


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 314 ✭✭ Chunkylover


    Originally designed and built by James Gandon, O'Connell Bridge was built in 1794-98 and named aftyer the then Viceroy - Lord Carlisle. The original bridge had a hump and was much narrower and Gandon had designed obelisks and plinths for the four corners. In 1880 it was widened and the hump removed - it is now almost square - being as wide as it is long. In 1882 it was renamed after Daniel O'Connell when the statue in his honour was unveiled. Recently the lamps that graced the central island have been restored to their five lantern glory.

    If any one asks, no I didnt rob this from another site, I made it all up myself


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