Monday 24 July 2017

Daredevil risks life to scale Beckett Bridge

This man takes his life in his hands as he climbs the stay cables of Dublin's Samuel Beckett Bridge Photo: Conor McCabe
This man takes his life in his hands as he climbs the stay cables of Dublin's Samuel Beckett Bridge Photo: Conor McCabe
Another view of the man who climbed to the top of Dublin's Samuel Beckett Bridge Photo: Conor McCabe

Ciara Treacy

Don't try this at home. The moment a mystery daredevil scaled Dublin's Samuel Beckett Bridge was recorded by passing photographer Conor McCabe.

The man - apparently in a prank carried out without any safety precautions - climbed to the top of the 48m high bridge at approximately 9.30 last night, prompting passers-by to stop and watch.

He walked to the top of one of the bridge's stay cables while holding tightly to the one above before climbing back down.

Gardaí and Dublin Fire Brigade last night said they were not aware of the incident taking place but warned of the obvious dangers of the prank.

Irish Independent

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