Galway City Cathedral Bridge
SWR Brings Safety and Charm to Galway City's Newest Crossing!
SWR supplied Balustrade Infill for the newly constructed cycle and pedestrian crossing opposite Galway City Cathedral. Situated alongside the iconic 200-year-old Salmon Weir Bridge, this was the first crossing built on the River Corrib in over 30 years.
Working closely with Thompson’s Project Management, SWR fabricated and supplied a multitude of 6mm 1 x19 S/Steel wire rope assemblies complete with swage studs and rigging screws. With this addition, Galway City Centre now offers a safer and more secure route for travellers.
These enhancements are part of Galway’s strategy to revitalise, regenerate and enhance the urban environment. Designed to not overshadow the culturally significant Salmon Weir Bridge, the new bridge follows a simple yet effective design.
The connection between the two sides of the river is strengthened, supporting more active modes of transport. Previous instances of conflict between vehicles and pedestrians have been eliminated, thanks to the new bridge.
The new bridge provides so much to Galway, allowing tourism to thrive with the perfect place to admire the city’s highlights.
At SWR, we take pride in our contribution to this monumental crossing, and we love the end result.