In a milestone for Galway City, the main span of the new Salmon Weir Pedestrian and Cycling Bridge has been installed.
The 55 metre long span of the bridge, one of three, which goes over the main body of the Corrib, was lifted into place this morning.
The bridge from Newtownsmith to Galway Cathedral/Gaol Road will reduce the level of pedestrians and bicycles on the old Salmon Weir Bridge, which was never designed for the amount of traffic using it daily.
The bridge will also enhance links between the core city centre area and the University Hospital Galway, University of Galway, the Cathedral and Nuns Island.
It is expected that the new bridge will open to traffic in the summer of 2023.
This project is funded by the National Transport Authority, and the European Regional Development Fund.