New Dublin bridge to connect Poolbeg to Docklands

Dublin City Council to fast-track the construction of new bridge.

Dublin City Council is fast-tracking the construction of a new bridge linking traffic between the capital’s Docklands area and the planned new “urban quarter” on the Poolbeg peninsula, south of the river Liffey.

Poolbeg Bridge will cost up to €30 million and will run from the end of Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in the Docklands, across the mouth of the river Dodder where it meets the Liffey, connecting to Thorncastle Street in Ringsend, at the start of the Poolbeg peninsula.

The once industrial Poolbeg district, best known for the now-decommissioned power generation station with its two distinctive towers, has been earmarked for development by the city council.

The land on the peninsula will be used mainly for housing, with about 30 per cent allocated for commercial and retail development.

The council intends to have a draft scheme ready by autumn and plans to have the bridge in place by 2020.