Dodder Public Transportation Opening Bridge: Public Consultation

Closed 16 Mar 2018

Opened 14 Feb 2018


Dublin City Council has commenced the planning and design of the Dodder Public Transportation Opening Bridge. The scheme comprises a new public transportation opening bridge over the River Dodder at its confluence with the River Liffey along with the construction of approach roads associated with the bridge; the construction of a new control building; the provision of a new club house and facilities for St Patrick’s Boat Club; the reclamation of land to the west of Tom Clarke Bridge to facilitate the build; the landscaping of the area between York Road/Thorncastle street and the R131 over the extents of the project.

The purpose of the proposed bridge is to improve the pedestrian, cyclist and public transportation accessibility between the Poolbeg Peninsula and the rest of the city and to allow the development of the proposed Poolbeg West Strategic Development Zone (SDZ). The bridge will be capable of opening to allow the passage of river traffic up and down stream. The Dodder Public Transportation Opening Bridge will connect Sir John Rogerson’s Quay to a new junction with the East Link Road (R131) in Ringsend. The proposed bridge will be able to accommodate a light rail system (LUAS) at some future date, whilst private cars will be prohibited from using the bridge.

Drawings of the proposed development are available to download at the links below:

Contact Information

If you have any observations or submissions to make relating to the bridge design as shown please mark them ‘Dodder Public Transportation Opening Bridge’ and forward them on or before Friday 16th of March 2018 to:

Post: Attn: Kevin Crotty

Road Design and Construction Division
Dublin City Council
Civic Offices
Wood Quay
Dublin 8
Phone: (01) 222 3066


  • Q&A

    From 15 Feb 2018 at 14:00 to 15 Feb 2018 at 17:00

    Members of the Project Team will be available in the

    Civic Offices

    to answer questions and receive comments between the hours of 14:00 and 17:00 on Thursday 15th February 2018.

  • Q&A

    From 15 Feb 2018 at 16:00 to 15 Feb 2018 at 20:00

    Members of the Project Team will be available to answer questions and receive comments in the

    Ringsend and Irishtown Community Centre, Thorncastle Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4

    on Thursday 15th February 2018 between the hours of 16:00 and 20:00.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


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