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River restrictions due in Athlone ahead of new bridge construction

Aug 18, 2022 14:08 By Shannonside News
River restrictions due in Athlone ahead of new bridge construction River restrictions due in Athlone ahead of new bridge construction
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The restrictions will affect boating on the river for a number of days at the end of the month.

Masters of vessels are being warned of restricted navigation along the River Shannon in Athlone as construction on the pedestrian and cycle bridge continues.

Waterways Ireland say works will continue until the end of September and they are advising users to plan accordingly.

Particular caution is advised from August 25th next when all power and water to the remaining sections of the Waterways jetty will be disconnected while red navigation markers at the railway bridge will also be removed.

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The first section of  the bridge will be floated downstream from Wansboro’s field on Tuesday August 30th and Wednesday August 31st.

While vessels are not permitted to moor on the Waterways Ireland jetty at the Railway Bridge from 8pm on Monday August 29th until 8pm on Wednesday August 31st

Those using the water are asked to follow the instructions of safety personnel in the area.

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