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Bridge, Samuel Beckett: photos, description (Samuel Beckett Bridge)

The capital city of Ireland Dublin is situated on both banks of the river Liffey, and, of course, a city cannot exist without bridges. Bridges is an important part of the history and life of the city, but the city's architecture. It can be said as about the old bridge, Dublin bridge father Mathew, which was built simultaneously with the city and has long been known simply as "Dublin bridge", because it was the only game in town, and about the bridges, which appeared relatively recently.

A fine example of modern architecture that combines modern technology and respect for the historical traditions - bridge Samuel Beckett. The construction of the bridge began in 1998 and opened in 2009. The author of the project of the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The length of the bridge is 120 m, beam 48 m, is four lanes for vehicles and two sidewalks. This is the bridge where the steel cable 31 is connected with the main pole. The arched pylon and steel shrouds, stretched at an angle, resemble a harp the symbol of Ireland. At the base of the pylon is a rotating mechanism that rotates the axle rotated 90 degrees, ensuring the passage of vessels. The steel structure of the bridge was manufactured in Holland by the same company that was involved in the construction of the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel.

The bridge is named after the famous Irish writer Samuel Beckett, novelist and playwright. Despite the fact that Beckett wrote in English and French, he is considered a national writer and a classic of Irish literature.