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I last photographed this bridge in August 2022 but I was not happy with the quality of the images as I had problems with my 70-200 lens which came loose from the body and fell on the floor of a bus. This year I used a 24-105mm Canon Mount lens with an E-Mount adaptor.


Daly's Bridge is a pedestrian bridge spanning the River Lee in Cork. Known locally as the Shakey Bridge, it joins Sunday's Well on the north side, to Fitzgerald's Park in the Mardyke area on the south. Previously, I did not notice it shaking but this time I did only when two people were walking across it at the same time.

As mentioned before this is a favourite of mine but I also like St Vincent's Bridge which I did not get a chance to photograph this visit to Cork. Even though I spent a week in the city I ran out of time but I hope to visit again later this year or early in 2023. I just realised that I have not visited St Vincent's Bridge since 2019.

Completed in 1926 and opened in 1927, it is the only suspension bridge in Cork City. It was constructed by the London-based David Rowell & Company to the design of Stephen W. Farrington, the Cork City Engineer. Constructed primarily of wrought iron, the bridge spans 160 feet (49 m), and the timber-planked walkway is 4+1⁄2 feet (1.4 m) wide.

The bridge takes its official name from Cork businessman James Daly, who contributed to the cost of the bridge. Its colloquial name (the "Shakey Bridge" or "Shaky Bridge") derives from the movement of the platform when running or jumping on the bridge.

In August 2019, work began on restoration of the bridge. It was dismantled into four sections and removed so that repair of the bridge structure could be carried out. In July 2020, it was reported that while the structure of the bridge had been reinstalled, "several weeks of work" were required before it would reopen. It was reopened to the public in December 2020.

The bridge is listed on Cork City Council's Record of Protected Structures.

THE SHAKEY BRIDGE

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