We’re more connected than ever.
Cork City Council has announced the long-awaited opening of the new pedestrian bridge on the south side of the city.
Mount Vernon Bridge, named in honour of the historic Vernon Mount House, enjoyed a soft opening on October 31st, much to the delight of local runners and pedestrians.
The project, which followed a series of events commencing all the way back to 2011, has opened a new chapter for the surrounding communities upon its completion.
🚴♀️If you want to get out in the fresh air and get active, check out Cork’s newest amenity, the Grange Road to Tramore Valley Park pedestrian & cycleway!
➡️1.5km long, 4m wide, accessible to all ages and abilities, it safely links Grange to the city via Tramore Valley Park. pic.twitter.com/04JT7FZ6vq
— Cork City Council (@corkcitycouncil) November 2, 2023
“The incredible new active travel amenity sits over the N40 and spans from Grange Road to Tramore Valley Park’s pedestrian and cycle route,” said a Cork City Council spokesperson.
“The new route is 1.5 kilometres long, four metres wide, and is fully accessible to all ages and abilities, safely linking Grange into the city via Tramore Valley Park. The four-metre-wide pathway will also support people with mobility needs and includes environmentally sensitive public lighting.”
There are three access points to the new path including at Tramore Valley, Alden/Inchvale and Grange Road. From the Tramore Valley side, an access ramp brings you up to the bridge and onto a wide path across the South Ring Road that winds its way through the valley adjacent to Vernon Mount to just before the Grange-Frankfield Road, where you can exit via steps or slope.
“Great to see the community already out and about enjoying Cork’s newest bridge,” the Cork City Council gushed.
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