Pedestrian bridge in county Kilkenny town set to be built next year
By COLIN BARTLEY
A PEDESTRIAN bridge required to safely link a major tourist site in Kilkenny to a town centre could begin construction next summer.
The €900,000 Castlecomer Pedestrian Bridge connecting the town centre to the popular Discovery Park is going to the planning stage.
The bridge over the River Dinin is required to take pedestrians off the main N78 road walking to and from the Discovery Park. It will link the town to the park for pedestrians in safety.
At a Kilkenny County Council meeting this week, it was confirmed that the plans for the bridge are now being submitted to An Bord Pleanala.
Labour Councillor Denis Hynes welcomes the news.
Councillor Hynes told Kilkenny Now: “We may be able to begin construction mid-2020, all things going well.
“I welcome the plans and drawings that will address the safety measures needed in Castlecomer with the construction of a new 2.2-metre bridge.
“It is hoped that planning will be achieved by the end of the year. The total cost will be 900k approximately.”