Cork City Council shows plans for new pedestrian/cycle bridge
12 July 2017
Cork City Council has unveiled plans for a new €3.5 million pedestrian and cycle bridge linking Merchants Quay to St Patrick’s Quay, which provide easier access between the city centre, McCurtain Street and Kent Station.
Cork City Council Senior Executive Engineer, John Stapleton said it will bring social, transportation, recreational, and economic benefits to the city.
“The construction of the bridge aims to provide improved pedestrian access and make the city more cycle-friendly with particular benefits for travel between Kent Station & McCurtain Street on the northern side of the channel and Parnell Place, the city centre & the bus station on the southern side,” he said.
“It fits sympathetically into the surrounding quays, buildings and urban realm and will provide a convenient and accessible link across the river with minimal visual intrusion on the river vista or river channel”.
The bridge will link the Merchant’s Quay shopping centre to the Metropole Hotel, which is due to undergo a €50 million refurbishment.
Cork City Council and the National Transport Authority (NTA) have already spent in excess of €5 million on the Kent Station to city centre improvement project.
You can make a submission on the plans at https://consult.corkcity.ie.
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