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August 26, 2008

New Liffey bridge to open up 29km of green space

Construction of Dublin’s newest pedestrian bridge is one step closer to commencing as a tender is put out for the project. The footbridge, across the Liffey, is part of a 29km green space project along the banks of the river. It will link park areas at Islandbridge with the centre of Chapelizod at the other side. The Chapelizod Bridge or Anna Livia Bridge currently links the two areas but the bridge is very narrow and there is very little room for pedestrians. The new bridge will create greater access to the Memorial Park and the rowing clubs that are located along the river. The plan is to suspend the footbridges from the side of the existing Chapelizod Bridge in the same style as that of the boardwalk along the Liffey in the city centre. The deadline for building firms to make a bid for the project is September 26 and construction should begin in the coming months.

Evening Herald

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