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08/11/2019

New Footbridge Opens In Cork Village

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Accessibility for pedestrians has been improved in the Cork village of Castlemartyr with the opening of a new footbridge.

The footbridge, located on the South and North side of the existing bridge, spans 10 metres and is designed to cater for both cyclists and pedestrians.

Cumnor Construction Ltd served as the main contractor with Martin O'Callaghan Ltd responsible for all the civils works.

The National Roads Office of Cork County Council initiated the scheme in response to an infrastructural deficit that was recognised on the existing bridge.


The aim of the scheme was to provide a safer crossing point and to promote connectivity within the village. 

This project was also funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland and forms part of a larger contract which includes the installation of another pedestrian footbridge over the River Dissour in Killeagh.

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Christopher O'Sullivan said: "For a long time in Castlemartyr there have been few safe crossing places on the N25 and this has been coupled with narrow footpaths hindering accessibility for wheelchair users and buggies. With most people living on the Killeagh side of Castlemartyr a lot of residents have not had safe pedestrian access to the village centre. This bridge changes all that and is an invaluable asset to the community and businesses here in Castlemartyr."

(CM/JG)

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