I remember when to cross the city you had to drive in the Douglas road and across Patricks bridge
Young people don't realize how much we have developed in the last 50 years
Great thread idea. Challanging build in that it is built through mud and had to be done in 2 havlves with massive cofferdams as can be seen in the pic above.
I have seen sketches of the bridge originally planned and it was a suspension type but the access ramps were massive to allow ships pass underneath.
When the tunnel opened i knew of cobh people working in ringaskiddy who would drive the long way around and through the tunnel rather than pay for the ferry.