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2009-12-10 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- World-renowned architect, Santiago Calatrava announced today that his Samuel Beckett Bridge was officially inaugurated in Dublin earlier this morning. Designed by Calatrava to reduce vehicular traffic in Dublin's city centre, the Samuel Beckett Bridge unites the north and south sides of the River Liffey, creating a necessary link between the two regions. The celebrated architect was commissioned by the Dublin City Council to design a signature bridge...

2009-05-15 23:05:34

A bridge named after the Irish minimalist playwright Samuel Beckett was moved into place this week in Dublin on the third attempt. Final installation is more than a week away, The Irish Times reported. The bridge, in the meantime, remains anchored on the south side of the River Liffey. The Beckett bridge is expected to open to traffic next year. The bridge, almost 400 feet long and 150 feet high, was built in the Netherlands by a Dutch-Irish consortium. It traveled from Rotterdam to Dublin by...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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