Samuel Beckett Bridge Arrives in Dublin

Photographs by Dara Mac Dónaill
Samuel Beckett Bridge Arrives in Dublin. To open in 2010. Photograph by Infomatique

The Samuel Beckett Bridge arriving in Dublin Port this morning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

'Dublin's newest bridge reached the capital this morning, having travelled from Rotterdam.

'The Samuel Beckett Bridge arrived on a 90-metre barge and will remain there until it passes through the East Link bridge.

'It was due to pass through at 2am tomorrow morning, but that has been delayed as the bridge lift has been postponed by high winds.

'It is yet to be decided when the bridge will now be moved.

'When it opens in early 2010, it will link Guild Street on the northside of the city with Sir John Rogerson's Quay on the southside.

'Designed by the world famous Spanish architect and engineer, Dr Santiago Calatrava, the Samuel Beckett Bridge began its journey from Rotterdam seven days ago.'