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Timelapse Video Of Dublin Port Diving Bell Restoration

7th November 2015

#DublinPort - The Dublin Port Company has posted this incredible timelapse video of the four-month restoration of the capital's 129-year-old diving bell.

As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Docklands mainstay opened as Dublin's newest tourist attraction this past July, with interpretive panels detailing its use in the construction of the Liffey quay walls from the late 19th century till the 1950s.

Its original designer, Bindon Blood Stoney, was also the engineer responsible for such landmarks as O'Connell Bridge and the Boyne Viaduct bridge in Drogheda.

Still having pride of place on Sir John Rogerson's Quay, the diving bell is now elevated an extra two metres allowing access for the public underneath.

Published in Dublin Port
MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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