Dublin's newest bridge is keeping people awake at night!

A new €550,000 bridge in Ireland, which is keeping residents awake at night because of its capacity to "whistle", has drawn a number of complaints from nearby families to the local council.

The River Dodder over which the new 'Whistling Bridge' has been built

The River Dodder over which the new 'Whistling Bridge' has been built Image by William Murphy / CC BY 2.0

The bridge over the River Dodder between Firhouse and Tallaght in Dublin  has led to a number of correspondences to South Dublin County Council, which has called in a firm of engineers to examine the "Whistling Bridge".

The Evening Herald reports local councillor Brendan Ferron as saying it seemed quite a quirky issue, but people were annoyed because they couldn’t sleep with the racket it caused in windy conditions.

The steel bridge - for pedestrians and cyclists - spans 52-metres across the river, and was opened four months ago.

The company which designed the steel suspension bridge has been asked to fix the problem.

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