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Rosie Hackett Bridge, Dublin

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The Rosie Hackett Bridge is a road bridge in Dublin in Ireland, which opened on 20 May 2014. Spanning the River Liffey and joining Marlborough Street to Hawkins Street, it is intended solely for use by public transport, taxis, cyclists and pedestrians. It is 26 metres wide and 48 metres 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 Cross City line, which is to connect the Luas Red and Green lines. It was budgeted at €15 million, and named for trade unionist Rosie Hackett.UseThe bridge is to carry the Luas Cross City, which is to connect the Luas Red and Green lines. However, until the Luas Cross City project is completed in 2017, the bridge is only used by Dublin Bus routes 14, 15, 27, 27x, 33x, 33d, 142 and 151, certain Bus Éireann services, taxis, bicycles and motorbikes.Planning and constructionThe bridge was proposed by Dublin City Council to carry the southbound line of the Luas Cross City, to allow for the reorganisation of certain Dublin Bus routes, and to ease congestion by providing additional capacity for buses and taxis crossing the Liffey.
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  • Just an additional bridge over the Liffey. Nothing special to see. Fine if you necessarily on that spot to the other side wants, because then you don't have to swim. Rosie Hackett what leader and founder of the Irish Women Workers ' Union, Union for working women. She supported the strikers during the Irish Lock-out, a massive strike by almost half a year for the right of workers to be members of a Trade Union. In 2014, the bridge was named after her.
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  • Crossed this bridge to get to George's Quay. It is a nice and calm bridge with seating to sit and watch the river.  more »
  • Lovely bridge. What else can it be special about the bridge with Luas movie across in the future. More traffic in the city centre due to additional traffic light.  more »
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  • Nice clean bridge over the liffey with good views. Luas to cross over it from next year.

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