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A Scotland to Ireland bridge?

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Eldorado

"Leading figures in the Democratic Union Party have revived calls for a bridge or tunnel between Larne in County Antrim and Dumfries and Galloway.

"The estimated cost of the project would make it among the biggest infrastructure projects in UK history – and is a fair bit more than the £1billion the party was promised by Theresa May as part of the deal to give the Tories the majority of seats in Parliament at last year’s snap election."

Full report at the UK Metro: : https://metro.co.uk/2018/01/24/bridge-built-scotland-northern-ireland-7255433/?

 

"Boris Johnson is understood to have asked for a feasibility report into a proposed bridge between Northern Ireland and Scotland – an idea revived by architect Alan Dunlop last year

"According to Channel 4 News, the prime minister told the Treasury and Department for Transport to examine the costs and risks of a possible link."

Full report at Architects Journal: https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/boris-johnson-asks-for-feasibility-study-into-northern-ireland-to-scotland-bridge/10044384.article

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stevewinn

not viable, neither side can afford it.

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freetoroam

Whats wrong with the boats? 

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RAyMO
3 hours ago, stevewinn said:

not viable, neither side can afford it.

side? This suggestion is internal to the UK.

There are more issues than cost though:

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"For a great part of the 22-mile route the water is more than 1,000ft deep," he said.

"It would require about 30 support towers at least 1,400ft high to carry the road deck across the deepest part and above the shipping channel.

"In total the bridge would require 54 towers, of heights never achieved anywhere in the world."

https://www.businessinsider.com/boris-johnson-wants-build-brexit-bridge-between-scotland-and-ireland-2019-9?

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Mr Duncan, from Edinburgh, said spanning the trickiest section - Beaufort Dyke - is also complicated by the fact it was used for many years to dump obsolete munitions.

More than 1.5 million tons were dumped, but there is no map of their location.

"No sane contractor or responsible government would consider building such a bridge, and because of the weather conditions it would probably have to be closed for considerable periods if it did," he said.

http://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/10/08/bridge-to-scotland-about-as-feasible-as-building-a-bridge-to-the-moon--1453026/?

 

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Eldorado
8 minutes ago, RAyMO said:

side? This suggestion is internal to the UK. 

He's not British.  He's English only. (During peacetime)

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RAyMO
Just now, Eldorado said:

He's not British.  He's English.

ah - so the Northern Irish and the Scottish sides then.

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stevewinn
On 9/11/2019 at 12:54 PM, Eldorado said:

He's not British.  He's English only. (During peacetime)

Hey, out of order. What complete and utter rubbish. Union through and through. (as if it needed clarifying) 

Trouble is with the land bridge its not viable and both parties cannot afford it. Billions need spending in repairing the damage done by the SNPs mismanagement of Scotland. Let's fix that first.

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Aaron2016

Surprised anyone would be bold enough to construct a bridge over so many shipwrecks in that area.  The ferry service here is quite efficient and gets the job done.  Was at the Belfast ferry terminal just yesterday watching a cruise ship sail out.

 

Purple dots = Shipwrecks

The perilous Irish sea

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The most famous sinking in that area in recent times is the ferry Princess Victoria.

 

 

 

There is also the lethal Beaufort Dyke to contend with which makes fishing and diving a dangerous task.  Imagine building a bridge on it.  :o

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort's_Dyke

 

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hetrodoxly
10 hours ago, Aaron2016 said:

Surprised anyone would be bold enough to construct a bridge over so many shipwrecks in that area.  The ferry service here is quite efficient and gets the job done.  Was at the Belfast ferry terminal just yesterday watching a cruise ship sail out.

 

Purple dots = Shipwrecks

The perilous Irish sea

wrecks.png

 

The most famous sinking in that area in recent times is the ferry Princess Victoria.

 

 

 

There is also the lethal Beaufort Dyke to contend with which makes fishing and diving a dangerous task.  Imagine building a bridge on it.  :o

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaufort's_Dyke

 

bridge1.png

 

 

 

Detonate it, probably create a land-bride :)

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Aaron2016
29 minutes ago, hetrodoxly said:

Detonate it, probably create a land-bride :)

Drop a depth charge and stand well back.

 

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Captain Risky
On 9/11/2019 at 9:14 PM, stevewinn said:

not viable, neither side can afford it.

Pity that Britain and Ireland didn't approach this earlier. Maybe the EU could have tipped some euro into the project. 

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stevewinn
11 hours ago, Captain Risky said:

Pity that Britain and Ireland didn't approach this earlier. Maybe the EU could have tipped some euro into the project. 

When any EU money is spent in the UK. Let's say for example on this bridge. The UK govt has to match 50% of the spending. Seeing how the UK is a net contributor to the EU any EU money is in fact our own money coming back with a EU flag stuck to it. Giving the impression the EU gave the money. Those who understand are not easily fooled. 

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Captain Risky
48 minutes ago, stevewinn said:

When any EU money is spent in the UK. Let's say for example on this bridge. The UK govt has to match 50% of the spending. Seeing how the UK is a net contributor to the EU any EU money is in fact our own money coming back with a EU flag stuck to it. Giving the impression the EU gave the money. Those who understand are not easily fooled. 

That evil EU, eh stevewinn? 

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