David Gardiner, Workers’ Party representative for Palmerstown-Fonthill, has welcomed the announcement that conservation works on the Silver Bridge in Palmerstown are set to begin in the coming weeks.

Gardiner said:

“Conservation is crucial to any potential future restoration works, so this is certainly a development to be welcomed.”

“Coupled with a recent commitment from South Dublin County Council to acquire land on the southside of the bridge, something which the Workers’ Party called for last year, there is real potential to increase accessibility to the Liffey Valley via the bridge.”

“Access to a rebuilt bridge from the southside should come through Waterstown Park, ideally linking it in with a Liffey Valley greenway that could stretch from Islandbridge to north Kildare.”

“The Workers’ Party believes that the Liffey Valley should be a major recreational resource that local people and visitors alike can access with ease. A rebuilt Silver Bridge and a Liffey Valley greenway would help in making that a reality.”