Construction of shands bridge and bridge construction is on-going
Construction of the shands and Hickory Bridges has been ongoing for the past three months, and has seen the construction of a new bridge over the River Liffey, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The project was announced at the State of the Nation’s Emergency Emergency Preparedness Summit on Tuesday, when Minister for Communications James Reilly and Environment Minister for Wales, Owen Paterson, announced that a new new bridge had been completed.
Mr Paterson said the new bridge would be the first of its kind in the country and the longest bridge in the world.
The new bridge is one of two that are being built on the site of a previous bridge, which was completed in 2005, which connects a stretch of the River Glamorgan in Co Roscommon with the Wicklow and Wicklow Valley.
The Wicklow Bridge, which opened in 2011, is the longest continuous bridge in Ireland, and is expected replace the previous Wicklow-Liffey Bridge.
Construction of the new Wicklow bridge was announced on Tuesday by Minister for Transport Owen Patinson and Environment Secretary Owen Patison.
He said the bridge would bring a number of new jobs to the area.
He added: “This is a great project and a major project, with over two million people using the Wickliffe Valley every year to travel around the country.”
This bridge will bring significant economic and cultural benefits to the Wicklace region.
“Construction of another bridge, a new road to the River Leitrim, is currently underway.
The Leitriston Crossing will link the Leitring Valley in Co Armagh with the Shannon and North Sligo rivers, which are the main bodies of the Shannon.
The crossing will provide better access to the Shannon for local commuters, while also enabling people to get to Leitria from the Shannon by way of the Leith Valley, the new road being built to connect the two.
Mr Reilly said: “The Leith is a very important link for the entire country and a vital link for all of the Irish economy and is an area that is desperately needed for a new generation of investment in infrastructure and infrastructure in the future.”
The project is also expected to create more than 1,200 jobs, with the majority of the jobs being in the construction sector.
Construction on the new crossing has been underway for the last three months.
It was built using €10 million of public funds and €3 million of private funds, which includes €3.8 million from the Department of Finance and the State, €3m from the State’s Department of Enterprise and Trade and €2.5 million from Northern Ireland’s National Lottery Fund.
Mr Patrick said the Wicklas project would benefit both local people and the wider economy.
He continued: “We have a very busy river system and Wicklicee has been a very productive area, with a lot of tourism and a lot going on with the tourism sector, which brings a lot more jobs into the Wicklands.”
The Wicklisseys also bring tourism to the whole country.
It’s a very exciting project for Wicklites and for all our other regions.”
Construction on another bridge will be completed in 2018.