Green light for walking and cycling bridge over Northren line railway in Donabate

Fingal County Council has been given the green light to build a new walking and cycling bridge over the Dublin to Belfast Railway line in Donabate.

The bridge has been planned for several years now, but it is still designed to a high standard with a width of around 5 metres and usable width of 4.2 metres.

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The bridge had already been through the Part 8 planning process and has now also gained permission from the Commission for Railway Regulation.

It will help better link the train station and Newbridge Demesne and eventually be linked to the greenways in the area that the council is planning, including the Fingal Coastal Way.

The council said: “Fingal County Council is pleased to announce that a letter of acceptance has just been received from the Commission for Railway Regulation approving the construction of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Dublin to Belfast Railway line at Corballis, Donabate.”

“The new bridge will cross over the railway line, facilitating a safe and segregated walking and cycle route and enhance the connection to local facilities and services including the train station and Newbridge Demesne,” it said.

Fingal said that an invitation to tender will issue to shortlisted works contractors in August with a contractor expected to be appointed later in the Autumn.

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  1. I reckon the dosh would have been better spent on a cycle-lane & walking path from Malahide across to Donabate, alongside the train tracks,to alleviate the hassle of having to go all the way around the estuary.


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