It has been reported that the new N25 Bypass and landmark cablestay bridge is set to open on Tuesday 20th October following an opening ceremony which will take place on Monday 19th October. There will be an inauguration ceremony on Monday 19th and it is hoped that the toll plaza will be fully operational with the bridge open for business, first thing on Tuesday morning.
New Waterford Bridge Open Soon
The work on the new bridge has been completed well ahead of schedule and is set to become a landmark which Waterford will be associated with…. Waterford version of the Eiffel Tower (JOKING!!).
The new road from Waterford to Knocktopher will be open before Christmas but it is not clear if the road all the way to Kilkenny will be open during this time. When the full N9/M9 is completed Dublin will be about 1h 15 mins away.
Apparently, the new bridge and N9/N25 link roads & bridge are set to open soon … however on first look, it seems that the roads and connecting sections are not 100% finished.
While driving from Waterford on to the N9, it doesn’t seem like the roads could be opened anytime soon. In the Munster Express in May/June it was announced that the bridge and roads would be open by late September / early October. (see blog post of August 15th). It will be interesting to see if the recent financial problems in the country might have affected the final completion date.
Some rumours state that the bridge will be opened to pedestrians for one day – It will be interesting to see what heppens over the next few weeks and if we will be using the new bridge in the next few weeks.
New Bridge over the River Suir in Waterford