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Client: Waterways Ireland

Cost: €2.5Million

Completion date: April, 2009

Description: Lyneen Bridge is on the Royal Canal and is the last of a series of Bridges to be upgraded to allow boat traffic back on the Canal between Dublin and the Shannon River. Subsequent to the closure of the Royal Canal in the 1960s, a number of hump backed bridges over the Canal were replaced with culverts which significantly improved the vertical sightlines on the road but had no clearance over the Canal water level and therefore, acted as a barrier to the re-opening of the Canal. Waterways Ireland, over the last number of years, has been in the process of replacing these culverts with new bridges over the Royal Canal. The Canal is due to be re-opened in mid 2009 following the completion of Lyneen Bridge. To achieve the required vertical sightlines over the new Bridge, approximately 1km of the regional road and adjoining county roads had to be built up on embankments. The project also included a new Bridge over a river which runs parallel to the Canal in this area.




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