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Politicians debate merits of Dunlop’s Celtic crossing


Would rather have a debate about the housing crisis in this country than rehashing old viability reports about a bridge linking Scotland to Ireland. ‘Academics’ should encourage fresh ideas and innovation - the proposal being put forward does not fall in this category. The bridge would need to be 16 Times the length of the Forth bridge! It would be multi-span and require dozens of piers across the channel. There are numerous bridges in North America built across relatively shallow water which go on as causeways for mile after mile. But we’re not talking about shallow water here - this is essentially next to the Atlantic Ocean, in very deep water. The length suits a tunnel but it would likely have to be a rail tunnel, rather than a road tunnel, as it is hard to get the ventilation right. Then there’s is that track gauge difference in Ireland and the UK.......

Posted date

10 February, 2018

Posted time

10:25 am