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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
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.