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Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge

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Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
River Suir - Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge - Geograph - 5926264.jpg
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Waterford • Kilkenny
Highway Authority
Transport Infrastructure Ireland
Opening Date
€1.90 (cars)
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Cable Stayed
Length:  465m (1525 ft 7 in)
Height:  112m (367 ft 5 in)
Max Span:  230m (754 ft 7 in)
Clearance:  14m (45 ft 11 in)
On road(s)
The main bridge deck

The Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge (known when under construction as the River Suir Bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge which carries the N25 over the River Suir between the counties of Waterford and Kilkenny, north of Waterford.

It opened on 19th October 2009, having been under construction since 2006. Prior to its opening, the only crossing was the Rice Bridge, in the town centre, so the opening of this bridge was designed to relieve congestion in the town.

The bridge is named after Thomas Francis Meagher, who was born in Waterford and who rose to fame for his status within the independence movement and later as the Acting Governor of the US territory of Montana.


Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge
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River Suir - Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge - Geograph - 5926264.jpgRiver Suir Bridge, Waterford - Geograph - 6091859.jpg
Crossings of the River Suir
Gashouse Bridge • Fiddown Bridge • Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge • Brother Edmund-Ignatius Rice Bridge • Passage East Ferry

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