On Tuesday August 8th, the Athlone Greenway Bridge was officially opened by Minister of State Jack Chambers TD. This project completes 108km of Greenway between Athlone Castle and Maynooth forming part of the planned 300km coast to coast cycleway amenity between Galway and Dublin which is of a scale that allows Ireland to tap into the growing international tourism market for cycling. Such markets provide economic opportunities for new and existing local businesses across the country
The new Athlone Greenway Bridge allows pedestrians and cyclists to cross the beautiful River Shannon, Ireland’s longest river in the very heart of this vibrant town. The bridge forms a key part of the coast to coast Galway to Dublin Greenway project.