ROYAL CANAL WAY – NEAR WHERE THE RATOATH ROAD CROSSES THE CANAL AND RAILWAY
As already mentioned I had a major problem with my lens because of condensation making photography close to impossible. Using a number of post-processing tools and techniques I was able to rework a few images … this being one. You may notice a lack of definition at the centre of every image.
Ratoath Road Realignment and Overbridge to Replace Reilly’s Bridge, Co. Dublin
The Ratoath Road links Cabra to Dunsink in north Dublin. The road crossed the Dublin to Sligo Railway Line at a level crossing and the Royal Canal at an existing masonry arch bridge.
In April 2008 the following was proposed:
Traffic, cycle and pedestrian facilities along the 500m of realigned road.
Tie-in to the existing Ratoath Road at Marian School, circa 240m south of the level crossing.
Landscaped embankment on the southern approach to the bridge constructed on the grassed area to the east of the existing road.
A 70m long single span steel truss bridge crossing the railway and the canal.
Reinforced earth walled embankment along the open land between the existing commercial units to the north of the bridge.
Pedestrian ramped access to the canal from the north west side of the bridge.
A revised signalised arrangement of the Ballyboggan Road junction.
Closure of the existing XG002 Reilly’s level crossing.