Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge
|Thomas Francis Meagher Bridge|
|Location Map ( geo)|
|Waterford • Kilkenny|
|Transport Infrastructure Ireland|
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.
- Irish Examiner: Waterford bridge to be named after patriot who raised tricolour 19.01.2015 (archive.org)