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Proposed road bridge at Reillys Bridge - Royal Canal

Posted by Ewan Duffy 
Proposed road bridge at Reillys Bridge - Royal Canal
23 December, 2010 20:18
Any comments on the new road bridge proposed to replace Reilly's Level
Crossing on the Dublin Maynooth railway, which will span the Royal Canal -
see link below for the photomontage of the view from the canal. Size warning
- 1.7MB pdf

[www.irishrail.ie]
Re: Proposed road bridge at Reillys Bridge - Royal Canal
23 December, 2010 22:58
Why not a yes to removing of weeds?

Tina
[www.wasserrausch.de]
When the wind of change blows, some build walls, others build windmills.
Re: Proposed road bridge at Reillys Bridge - Royal Canal
23 December, 2010 23:17
Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Seriously spoken, do you think that this is a low cost construction?

What do you recommend/think?

Tina
[www.wasserrausch.de]
When the wind of change blows, some build walls, others build windmills.
Re: Proposed road bridge at Reillys Bridge - Royal Canal
24 December, 2010 09:10
Ewan wrote...

> Any comments on the new road bridge proposed to replace Reilly's Level
> Crossing ...

Colin>>>Don't know the exact location that well but the bridge itself looks
OK. A kind of retro looking Victorian era box/bowstring girder type thing.
Somewhat reminsiscent of the Athlone Bridge.

Colin
Re: Proposed road bridge at Reillys Bridge - Royal Canal
24 December, 2010 09:20
I think its worth looking at after Christmas, but I don't know how you
stop/change it. But the image does not instil confidence in the design
dept. of Irish Rail. What line is it for?

Niall G

Ewan Duffy wrote:
> Any comments on the new road bridge proposed to replace Reilly's Level
> Crossing on the Dublin Maynooth railway, which will span the Royal Canal
> - see link below for the photomontage of the view from the canal. Size
> warning - 1.7MB pdf
>
> [www.irishrail.ie]
>
Re: Proposed road bridge at Reillys Bridge - Royal Canal
24 December, 2010 09:30
Victorians built in wrought iron not steel and they tended to be highly
decorative not as mundane as this . IMHO its a very basic structure. Most
likely the cheapest to build but in the present economic climate who can
complain. Can't really afford those soaring expressions of civic arrogance
indulged in by Dublin Corporation anymore. (Well if they aren't going to
spend the money keeping the roads clear of ice and snow I suppose they have
to spend it on something.) And speaking of snow and ice did I miss something
or have the powers-that-be re-defined what the main roads are. I keep
hearing the main roads have been cleared but this certainly doesn't apply to
the roads between major towns which IME received scant attention. And as for
the major commercial thoroughfares within the Dublin city
remit...........well if Nangor Road, Park West Ave, Boot Road, Ballymount
Avenue, St Peters Rd. etc are an example they're a b****y disgrace.

The ONLY people who pay rates within Dublin get the least attention. If only
the old Idea of only rate payers having a vote was back in operation we
might have a city better run.

Paul Mc Cann

On 24 December 2010 09:10, Colin Becker wrote:

> Ewan wrote...
>
> Any comments on the new road bridge proposed to replace Reilly's Level
>> Crossing ...
>>
>
> Colin>>>Don't know the exact location that well but the bridge itself looks
> OK. A kind of retro looking Victorian era box/bowstring girder type thing.
> Somewhat reminsiscent of the Athlone Bridge.
>
> Colin
>
>
>
RE: Proposed road bridge at Reillys Bridge - Royal Canal
24 December, 2010 10:33
Its a road bridge to replace the level crossing at Reilly's, there was a lot of opposition to it by local people the fact that the road will be nearly level with their upstairs windows had a lot to do with it. On the so called Council looking after main routes try the main entrance road to Beaumont Hospital or its approach roads solid slush and sheet ice, where the emergency services H/S people on that. O I forgot IMF/EU and the banks.
Tommy Mc Loughlin

> Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2010 09:20:53 +0000
> From: ngalway[AG]eircom.net
> To: waterways[AG]iwai.ie
> Subject: Re: [waterways] Proposed road bridge at Reillys Bridge - Royal Canal
>
> I think its worth looking at after Christmas, but I don't know how you
> stop/change it. But the image does not instil confidence in the design
> dept. of Irish Rail. What line is it for?
>
> Niall G
>
> Ewan Duffy wrote:
> > Any comments on the new road bridge proposed to replace Reilly's Level
> > Crossing on the Dublin Maynooth railway, which will span the Royal Canal
> > - see link below for the photomontage of the view from the canal. Size
> > warning - 1.7MB pdf
> >
> > [www.irishrail.ie]
> >
Re: Proposed road bridge at Reillys Bridge - Royal Canal
24 December, 2010 11:14
Looks ok to perform it's function as a road bridge. We've no money to be wasting on aesthetics. Have sympathy for locals if it is very close to dwellings. Bridges are safer than level crossings.

OceanFroggie Noel Griffin
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