Daly's bridge

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Daly's Bridge

Droichead Uí Dhálaigh
Looking north across Daly's bridge
Looking north across bridge
Coordinates51°53′48″N 8°29′57″W / 51.89655°N 8.49922°W / 51.89655; -8.49922Coordinates: 51°53′48″N 8°29′57″W / 51.89655°N 8.49922°W / 51.89655; -8.49922
CarriesPedestrians
CrossesRiver Lee
LocaleCork
Other name(s)Shakey Bridge
Characteristics
DesignSuspension bridge
MaterialWrought iron
Total length~50m
Width~1.4m
History
Constructed byDavid Rowell & Co.
Opened1927

Daly's bridge is a pedestrian bridge spanning the River Lee in Cork, Ireland. Known locally as the Shakey Bridge, it joins Sunday's Well on the northside, to Fitzgerald's Park in the Mardyke area on the south.[1]

Completed in 1926 and opened in 1927,[2] it is the only suspension bridge in Cork city and was constructed by the London-based David Rowell & Company[3][4] to the design of Stephen W. Farrington, the Cork City Engineer.

Constructed primarily of wrought iron, the bridge spans 160 feet,[5] and the timber planked walkway is four and a half feet wide.[1]

The bridge takes its official name from Cork businessman James Daly, who contributed to the cost of the bridge. Its colloquial name (the "Shakey Bridge" or "Shaky Bridge") derives from the movement of the platform when running or jumping on the bridge.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cork - Daly's Suspension Bridge". MyTravelGuide.com. Archived from the original on 15 April 2005.
  2. ^ Daly's Pedestrian Suspension Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Shaky Bridge - 1927 (Shakey, Daly's)". Bridgemeister.com. Retrieved 22 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Pictures of the Daly Bridge in Cork". VirtualAndy.org. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Shakey Bridge - Phone cam capture". 10 July 2006 – via Flickr : partage de photos.