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West-Link Bridge

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West-Link Bridge
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Location Map ( geo)
Westlink Bridges - Geograph - 412193.jpg
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From:  Diswellstown
To:  Palmerston
Highway Authority
Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Opening Date
1990 (1st span)
2003 (2nd span)
IR£30m (1st span)
€2.10–€3.10 (cars)
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Concrete
On road(s)
Crossings related to the M50 (Republic of Ireland)

The West-Link Bridge carries the M50 across the valley of the River Liffey and the Strawberry Beds west of Dublin, between Junctions 6 and 7 of the motorway, a stretch which is subject to Barrier-Free Tolling (managed by eFlow).

Construction started on a dual two lane, 385 metre bridge in 1987 and this opened on 11th March 1990 by Taoiseach Charles Haughey. Initially, tolls were 60p for cars, IR£1 for buses and vans and up to IR£2 for HGVs. It was built with a toll-house and barriers - however, this quickly became congested, so in 2000, construction started on a parallel span, which opened in 2003, allowing the present configuration of 4 lanes in each direction.


West-Link Bridge
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Westlink Bridges - Geograph - 412193.jpgM50 Northbound, approaching toll, end of Phase I of the works. - Coppermine - 11922.JPGM50 Northbound, approaching toll - Coppermine - 11920.JPGM50 Northbound, approaching toll - Coppermine - 11925.JPGWest-link brand sign.jpg
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