Good news for Cork City, as construction looks set to commence on the Harley Street Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge later this month. The bridge is expected to cost €5 million and cater for up to 11,000 pedestrians and cyclists on a daily basis. It has been designed to encourage users to visit MacCurtain Street and the surrounding areas.

Cork City Council has awarded the contract for the construction of the bridge to L & M Keating Contractors.

Lord Mayor, Cllr Mick Finn said: “Thanks to the work of the bridge designers ARUP & Wilkinson Eyre Architects, the new bridge will fit sympathetically with the surrounding quays, buildings and city centre environment while maintaining the views along the river, Shandon and the northern suburbs. It will give the river the elegant crossing that it deserves.” 

This is a much needed improvement for the people of Cork and should help increase business for the north side of the city.