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N25 - Waterford City Bypass

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    Great website.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,996 ✭✭✭ fricatus


    Next time you're on the Waterford-Dublin train just outside Waterford where the approach roads to the new bridge are being built, have a look out towards the bridge pylon. You get a real sense now of what the road and bridge will look like once they're complete. Amazing!


  • Registered Users Posts: 143 ✭✭ johnbk


    The Suir bridge will be massive by Irish standards and will dwarf the Boyne bridge. It's pylon is 93m high while Waterford's will be 120m high. Also, the road deck will be proportionally lower on the Suir bridge making it seem even higher. The main span on the Suir bridge will be 230m. Foyle bridge in Derry is 234m while the Boyne bridge is 170m
    http://www.roughanodonovan.com/Publications/BOYNE%20BRIDGE%20PAPER%20030303.PDF
    http://www.nra.ie/PublicPrivatePartnership/ContractorsNewsletters/file,14752,en.pdf
    http://www.waterfordcity.ie/n25bypass/bridge.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foyle_Bridge

    My views are my own.



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    johnbk wrote: »
    The Suir bridge will be massive by Irish standards and will dwarf the Boyne bridge. It's pylon is 93m high while Waterford's will be 120m high. Also, the road deck will be proportionally lower on the Suir bridge making it seem even higher. The main span on the Suir bridge will be 230m. Foyle bridge in Derry is 234m while the Boyne bridge is 170m
    http://www.roughanodonovan.com/Publications/BOYNE%20BRIDGE%20PAPER%20030303.PDF
    http://www.nra.ie/PublicPrivatePartnership/ContractorsNewsletters/file,14752,en.pdf
    http://www.waterfordcity.ie/n25bypass/bridge.htm
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foyle_Bridge

    Thanks again. Must say, the Suir Bridge will be cool. Someone care to start a wikipedia page on it?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,082 Chris_533976


    AFAIK the New Ross bypass bridge will be bigger than the Suir Bridge :D


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    AFAIK the New Ross bypass bridge will be bigger than the Suir Bridge :D


    What road improvement scheme is that?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,485 ✭✭✭✭ road_high


    Furet wrote: »
    What road improvement scheme is that?

    New Ross bypass, N25. Has been planned for years.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,983 ✭✭✭✭ mike65


    We'll all be dead by the time that opens.

    Mike


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,623 ✭✭✭ Bards


    Apparantly it is due to start in 2009 as a PPP (Shadow Toll). From what I am hearing I believe ascon/Dragados who are building the Suir bridge will turn their attention to the Barrow once the Waterford City bypass is open.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 24,004 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sully


    Bards wrote: »
    Apparantly it is due to start in 2009 as a PPP (Shadow Toll). From what I am hearing I believe ascon/Dragados who are building the Suir bridge will turn their attention to the Barrow once the Waterford City bypass is open.

    Do they have an ETA for completion of the bypass, or any plans etc. available online? Would be interested in this. :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,623 ✭✭✭ Bards


    Sully wrote: »
    Do they have an ETA for completion of the bypass, or any plans etc. available online? Would be interested in this. :)

    plans can be found here

    http://www.thrdo.com/wexproj04.html

    ABP Decision due 17th September

    http://www.newrossstandard.ie/news/bypass-decision-put-back-for-third-time-1471928.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,229 ✭✭✭ mackerski


    Furet wrote: »
    Great website.

    You think? My mark of a great site is one that work on a web browser. And the map on this one is a big empty sheet of white on mine...


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,623 ✭✭✭ Bards


    mackerski wrote: »
    You think? My mark of a great site is one that work on a web browser. And the map on this one is a big empty sheet of white on mine...


    I have seen it run on my three computers at home each with a different version of Internet Explorer. I can open it on multiple computers without a problem at my place of work without a problem - go figure


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,229 ✭✭✭ mackerski


    Bards wrote: »
    I have seen it run on my three computers at home each with a different version of Internet Explorer. I can open it on multiple computers without a problem at my place of work without a problem - go figure

    Three different versions of IE wouldn't be my idea of cross-browser testing. FWIW, I can tell you that it also works on Firefox, which I've just tried. That shows me that they've used Google maps, which is a very valid approach, and one that should normally work just fine on Safari, which is the browser that I use (and not something I usually regard as "my problem"). But somehow it has come out broken.

    "This site best viewed on a web browser..."


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    I started a wiki page on the Suir Bridge. Please feel free to expand it! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suir_Bridge


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 88,983 ✭✭✭✭ mike65


    Hi

    that should be retitled Waterford City Bypass so it can be easily linked to other wiki articles which mention same.

    Mike.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,468 BluntGuy


    mike65 wrote: »
    Hi

    that should be retitled Waterford City Bypass so it can be easily linked to other wiki articles which mention same.

    Mike.

    I don't think it should.

    The Boyne Bridge on the M1 motorway has its own specific page related to the bridge itself.

    The link given to the N25 page will suffice methinks...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,093 Amtmann


    BluntGuy wrote: »
    I don't think it should.

    The Boyne Bridge on the M1 motorway has its own specific page related to the bridge itself.

    The link given to the N25 page will suffice methinks...

    I've linked it to the N25 page, the Waterford City page, the Boyne River Bridge page, as well as placed into the "Bridges in the Republic of Ireland" and "Cable-stayed Bridges" categories. That should do. Presumably more skilled people will edit and or expand it accordingly!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,468 BluntGuy


    Since we're on the subject of wikipedia, there are now specific pages for the M7, M8 and M9 motorways. All the latest developments will be found on those pages and each page will feature a 'clear scheme layout' showing the way the exits have been laid out and where they lead.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,468 BluntGuy


    Okay then, just in case there was any confusion regarding whether or not the road will be motorway.

    According to the NRA's website the N25 PPP project has a motorway order attached to it. However, I have decided to e-mail the NRA to clarify this issue...


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,996 ✭✭✭ fricatus


    New diversion in place as of Saturday morning. The N9 is closed now just north of its junction with the N24, so as to allow the bridges for the new bypass and the new section of N9 to be built.

    Dublin-bound traffic is being diverted onto the N24 out by the Ferry Bar and out onto a roundabout near Grannagh Castle, before looping back around to the right and down near the new Kilmacow road.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,418 ✭✭✭ dmeehan


    Bards wrote: »
    that website says Road Open Winter 2007 :D
    http://www.thrdo.com/n25newrossdates.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,996 ✭✭✭ fricatus


    There's an electronic sign on the new Newrath roundabout that says that a new section of road will be open on Thursday, 23 October.

    My guess is that the left-hand side (travelling in) of the new Sallypark/Newrath DC will be opened, with two-way traffic initially. It looks like they'll probably build the right-hand side of it then over the next few months.

    Is that more or less correct? Anyone got any information?

    They've also started to build the bridge deck on the Suir bridge itself. It's looking very impressive. Anyone got any pictures?


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,485 ✭✭✭✭ road_high


    dmeehan wrote: »
    that website says Road Open Winter 2007 :D
    http://www.thrdo.com/n25newrossdates.html

    All their dates are a joke and a pipedream. Wonder will the M9 motorway take much traffic away from New ross (i.e. some Dublin bound traffic).

    Unlikely I guess, really is an horrendous bottlekneck. But 1 billion for a bypass is completely OTT.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 4,298 Mod ✭✭✭✭ spacetweek


    mfitzy wrote: »
    But 1 billion for a bypass is completely OTT.
    Ehh??? A billion?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,623 ✭✭✭ Bards


    Latest newsletter can be found below

    http://www.crg.ie/WaterfordNewsletterMar09.pdf


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 24,004 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Sully


    Just for the record... (I posted in the wrong thread earlier)

    I went from B&Q to the bridge today. All that's needed is a cleanup, lining and fitting of the rest of the street lights. When you arrive at the bridge there is a lot of work to be done. Security said it will be 2-3 months and the bridge will be fully completed. Apparently they get a load of visitors!

    The toll plaza has been erected also.

    http://pix.ie/sully/album/336622 for photos. Will post again once updated with new photographs!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,412 ✭✭✭ Road-Hog


    Some additional pictures of various parts of the Waterford Bypass are now viewable from the following link..........

    http://www.waterfordcity.ie/n25bypass/gallery.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 105 ✭✭ deiseman21


    any pics of northside apart from bypass website


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 689 alpha2zulu


    Some reports on the KK forum that the bridge is becoming known locally at least as the Catflap....I like it!:D


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