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New boardwalk boosts Limerick’s riverside city
By John Hogan
LIMERICK’S riverside is to receive a major facelift with the construction of a boardwalk, at a cost of almost €1m, which will stretch from the Treaty Stone to the new Curragower Falls Park.
Plans for the Clancy Strand Riverside Boardwalk were described as an integral part of the enhancement of the city centre at their launch in City Hall this Thursday afternoon.
“The River Shannon is one of the most important assets of Limerick City, as recognised by substantial new development investment and the overall vision for a riverside city,” said Vincent Murray, senior engineer with Limerick City Council.
“To reinforce these initiatives, the Riverside Improvement Strategy aims to provide a high quality waterside environment for public use and enjoyment, as well as a unique setting for the ongoing revitalisation of the City Centre. The boardwalk will provide an important link in the continuous riverside walkway, extending along both sides of the river from Shannon Bridge to Thomond Bridge.”
The boardwalk will be a lightweight steel structure cantilevered from the river wall. Construction will involve a structural steel frame supported by a line of piles of front of the existing wall. Work on the project will start this month and planners expect it to be finished by March. The value of the boardwalk contract is €955,000.
Mr Murray added that the boardwalk will also provide a much-needed safe pedestrain route along a narrow section of Clancy Strand where no footpath currently exists.
Carillion Irishenco Ltd will oversee the construction of the Riverside Boardwalk. Past projects for the company include the Grand Parade in Cork, the James Joyce Bridge in Dublin and the Living Bridge, linking the UL main campus with the North Campus on the other side of the Shannon.
The development is jointly funded by Failte Ireland, Limerick City Council and Shannon Development.