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George Mitchell Bridge

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Senator George Mitchell Peace Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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Looking south into County Cavan
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From:  Lagan, County Cavan
To:  Aghalane, County Fermanagh
Location
Aghalane
County
Fermanagh • Cavan
Highway Authority
DfI Roads • Cavan County
Opening Date
1999
On road(s)
N3 • A509
Crossings related to the N3

The Senator George Mitchell Peace Bridge crosses the Woodford River, north of Belturbet. The bridge opened on 1st April 1999 to replace the Aghalane Bridge, 210m to the east, which was blown up by paramilitaries in 1972.

It was dedicated in recognition of the American Senator George Mitchell's contribution in bringing about the Good Friday Agreement. The bridge was built with new approach roads to reinstate the N3 - A509 route between Cavan and Enniskillen (and ultimately from Dublin to south Donegal) that had been impassible for a quarter century. The European Union provided 75% of the funding for the project through its Peace and Reconciliation Programme, with the balance coming from the road authorities on either side.

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George Mitchell Bridge
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Crossings of the Woodford River
George Mitchell Bridge • Aghalane Bridge


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