Talbot Memorial Bridge

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Talbot Memorial Bridge
Droichead Cuimhneacháin an Talbóidigh
Talbot Memorial Bridge looking downstream
Talbot Memorial Bridge looking downstream
Coordinates53°20′52″N 6°15′06″W / 53.3478°N 6.2517°W / 53.3478; -6.2517Coordinates: 53°20′52″N 6°15′06″W / 53.3478°N 6.2517°W / 53.3478; -6.2517
CrossesRiver Liffey
LocaleDublin
Characteristics
Total length~75m
Width~22m
No. of spans3[1]
History
DesignerDe Leuw, Chadwick & O’hEocha Engineers
Construction startApril 1976[2]
Construction endFebruary 1978[2]
Talbot Memorial Bridge is located in Central Dublin
Talbot Memorial Bridge
Talbot Memorial Bridge
Location in Central Dublin

The Talbot Memorial Bridge (Irish: Droichead Cuimhneacháin an Talbóidigh)[3] is a road bridge spanning the River Liffey in Dublin city centre in the Republic of Ireland.[4] Completed in 1978, it is 22 metres (72 feet) wide, and was designed by De Leuw, Chadwick and O’hEocha Consulting Engineers.[2]

The bridge links Memorial Road (and Custom House Quay) on the north bank of the river to Moss Street (and City Quay) on the south bank. Memorial Road was named in commemoration of those members of the Dublin Brigade who died during the Irish War of Independence - notably those who died in a raid on the nearby Custom House. The "Talbot" reference in the bridge's name is in remembrance of Matt Talbot.[5] Talbot was a temperance campaigner from Dublin's Northside, a statue of whom stands at the south end of the bridge.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Talbot Memorial Bridge - Design and Engineering". Bridges of Dublin. Dublin City Council. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Project history of Dublin's River Liffey bridges (PDF). Bridge Engineering 156 Issue BE4 (Report). Phillips & Hamilton.
  3. ^ "Droichead Cuimhneacháin an Talbóidigh / Talbot Memorial Bridge". Database of Placenames' Commission. Logainm.ie. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  4. ^ Talbot Memorial Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved on 11 December 201.
  5. ^ "Talbot Memorial Bridge. What's in a name?". Bridges of Dublin. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  6. ^ "A statue of the Venerable Matt Talbot - Geograph Ireland". Geograph.ie. 2013-07-17. Retrieved 2013-09-20.