Opening of Cork’s newest walking and cycling bridge is warmly welcomed

The opening of Cork’s newest walking and cycling bridge has been warmly welcomed — people are saying that route is being well used despite the wintry weather.

The bridge crosses the N40 dual carriageway and forms part of a 1.5km route linking the city to the suburbs via Tramore Valley Park.

Cork City Council said: “Vernon Mount Bridge is OPEN! The incredible new #activetravel amenity sits over the N40 and spans from Grange Road to Tramore Valley Park’s pedestrian and cycle route.”

“The new route is 1.5 kilometres long, 4 metres wide, and is fully accessible to all ages and abilities, safely linking Grange into the city via Tramore Valley Park,” the council said.

The council said that the four-metre-wide pathway will also support people with mobility needs and includes environmentally sensitive public lighting.

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