Rosie Hackett Bridge
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Rosie Hackett Bridge during construction in 2014
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The Rosie Hackett Bridge is a road bridge under construction in Dublin in Ireland, due to open on 20 May 2014. Spanning the River Liffey and joining Marlborough Street to Hawkins Street, it is intended for use by public transport, taxis, cyclists and pedestrians only. It is 26 metres wide and 48m long, and is designed to be a slender, single span, smooth concrete structure, with the underside of the bridge designed to be as high above the water as possible so that river traffic is not impeded. It is planned to carry the Luas BXD line, which is to connect the Luas Red and Green lines. It is budgeted at €15 million.
In its planning and construction phases, the bridge was designated by the working name of The Marlborough Street Public Transport Priority Bridge. The bridge received its permanent name on 2 September 2013 when Dublin City Council named it after trade union leader, Rosie Hackett, following a campaign to name the bridge after Hackett started by three women members of Labour Youth. Other names shortlisted included Willie Bermingham, Frank Duff, Kathleen Mills, and Bram Stoker.
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