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|Caption||A LUAS bridge under construction at Dublin's Grand Parade, b...|
A LUAS bridge under construction at Dublin's Grand Parade, by the Grand Canal, on 15 January 2003. The concrete base of the bridge is being built right beside the headquarters of the Irish Nationwide Building Society. This is a six-storey office block, built between 1962-64 by architects Robinson Keefe Devane, originally as the headquarters of the Carroll's Tobacco Group. A crane is located right by the bridge. A cycle lane is in the foreground. This shot was taken on Grand Parade; the bridge links Charlemont Place with Grand Parade.
LUAS (the Irish word for speed) is Dublin's public transport tram system. It runs on two separate tramlines, the Green Line and the Red Line. The Green Line (which opened on 30 June 2004) connects Sandyford to St Stephen's Green in the city centre. The Red Line (which opened on 28 September 2004) connects Tallaght to Connolly Station. Charlemont is the third stop outward bound on the Green Line.
|Collection||RTE Stills Library|
|Date of photograph||
(20/Jan/2003 - 20/Jan/2003)