BAM Connects Ireland with Symbolic Bridge

BAM Begins Construction on Symbolic Narrow Water Bridge Connecting Ireland

BAM is starting the construction of the important Narrow Water Bridge in County Louth, which will link communities across the Irish border, enhancing local economic growth and tourism.

The €102 million bridge, funded by the Shared Island Fund, is a key commitment of the Irish Government, outlined in the Programme for Government and New Decade, New Approach agreement.

The 195-meter cable-stayed bridge, built to high sustainability standards, will support vehicular, cycling, and pedestrian traffic. It will play a crucial role in cross-border travel and recreational activities in the Carlingford Lough region, providing access to greenways, mountain bike trails, walking routes, and beaches. This development aims to transform the wider Carlingford Lough area into a major tourism destination, connecting Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, and Carlingford.

The Narrow Water Bridge will link the A2 Newry to Warrenpoint dual carriageway in Northern Ireland with the R173 at Omeath in the Republic, and it will have the capability to open for ships to pass through to the Newry Canal.

Louth County Council Chief Executive Celebrates Start of Narrow Water Bridge Construction

Joan Martin, Chief Executive of Louth County Council, expressed her excitement over the commencement of construction at the Narrow Water Bridge site. “I am delighted to welcome the start of works on this project, which will significantly boost the entire cross-border region. This has been a long-standing strategic priority for Louth County Council and will deliver crucial infrastructure, enhancing access to our rich array of tourist attractions. This historic bridge will symbolize the connections that unite communities on both sides of the border.”

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