James Joyce Bridge

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James Joyce Bridge
Droichead James Joyce
James Joyce Bridge - looking downstream
James Joyce Bridge - looking downstream
Coordinates 53°20′48″N 6°16′57″W / 53.34667°N 6.2825°W / 53.34667; -6.2825Coordinates: 53°20′48″N 6°16′57″W / 53.34667°N 6.2825°W / 53.34667; -6.2825
Carries Road and pedestrian traffic
Crosses River Liffey
Locale Dublin
Characteristics
Design Tied-arch bridge
Material Steel, glass
Total length 40m
Width 30m
No. of spans 1
History
Designer Santiago Calatrava
Constructed by Irishenco, Harland and Wolff
Opened 16 June 2003 (Bloomsday)
James Joyce Bridge is located in Central Dublin
James Joyce Bridge
James Joyce Bridge
Location in Central Dublin

James Joyce Bridge (Irish: Droichead James Joyce[1]) is a road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin, Ireland, joining the south quays to Blackhall Place on the north side.

Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, it is a single-span structural steel design, 40 m (131 ft) long, with the deck supported from two outward angled arches.[2]

The bridge was built by Irishenco Construction, using pre-fabricated steel sections from Harland and Wolff of Belfast.[2]

The bridge is named for the famous Dublin author James Joyce, and was opened on 16 June 2003 (Bloomsday).[3] Joyce's short story "The Dead" is set in Number 15 Usher's Island,[4] the house facing the bridge on the south side.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Droichead James Joyce / James Joyce Bridge". Irish Placenames Commission. Logainm.ie. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Project history of Dublin's River Liffey bridges (PDF). Bridge Engineering 156 Issue BE4 (Report). Phillips & Hamilton. 
  3. ^ "Bloomsday sees James Joyce Bridge open". Irish Times. 16 June 2003. 
  4. ^ "James Joyce House - 15 Usher's Island Dublin". Jamesjoycehouse.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2007. 
  5. ^ "James Joyce Bridge". Archiseek.com. Archived from the original on 25 July 2010. 
Detail of the bridge. 15 Usher's Island is the redbrick house obscured by the arch.