Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Questions (276)

Denis Naughten

Question:

357 Mr. Naughten asked the Minister for Transport the total expenditure involved in reconstructing the railway bridge on the East Wall Road, Dublin 3; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6986/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Transport)

Iarnród Éireann informs me that the East Wall Road bridge has been struck on a number of occasions by high vehicles and the decision was taken in early 2002 to replace the bridge. The major benefit from this work is the enhanced safety of rail traffic over this key artery which carries northside DART services, the Drogheda and Dundalk suburban service and the Dublin-Belfast Enterprise service. Work on the railway bridge, which crosses both the East Wall Road and the river Tolka, was completed in August 2003 at a total cost of €23.4 million.