Cork's new bridge needs a name
Cork City Council are looking for help in naming its new pedestrian/cycle bridge.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Deirdre Ford said "We need your help in putting forward suggestions for the naming of the new bridge. Suggested names which honour, celebrate, or remember a person, group or events of significance that have helped to shape the City of Cork will be considered”.
The new 63 metre pedestrian/cycle bridge and the adjoining kilometre-long cycle/ pathway will provide connectivity between Grange/Frankfield and the southern suburbs and will support residents, students and commuters to opt for active travel and thereby reduce traffic congestion.
While the new route will provide a public amenity for local residents through the wooded area south of the Grange Road , it also allows direct access across the N40 dual carriageway to Tramore Valley Park without the need to travel by car.
Jons Civil Engineering Company Limited, the main contractor, began construction of the scheme in July 2022 and works are continuing on the approach ramps/ steps to the bridge and on the four metre wide cycle/ pathway from the Donkey Field in Grange through to the southern approach to the bridge.
The new bridge which is funded by National Transport Agency (NTA), is due to be lifted into place over the N40 South Ring Road late tonight and early tomorrow morning.
Completed application forms can be submitted on https://consult.corkcity.ie. Alternatively, they can be sent in an envelope marked “Grange to Tramore Valley Park Bridge Naming” to Barbara Creed, Administrative Officer, Infrastructure Development, City Hall, Cork, T12 T997 or e-mailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for submissions is Friday 28th April 2023 at 4.00 p.m.