A funding allocation of €190,000 has been made available to Longford Co Council for the development of a bridge over the River Camlin.
Cllr Colm Murray (FG) said the funding allocation from the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs would be used for the construction of a pedestrian bridge over the river Camlin close to local authority headquarters in Longford town.
“The money has been allocated under Rural Recreational Facilities funding,” he added before pointing out that it would provide Longford Co Council with the opportunity to create a pedestrian walkway linking the Albert Reynolds Peace Park to the county buildings and the Garden of Remembrance.
“This will also encourage more people into the centre of the town going forward.
“Great credit has to go to the regeneration team at the local authority who are pursuing as many avenues of funding as they can so that we can all contribute to the improvement of Longford town."
Meanwhile, Cllr Peggy Nolan (FG) said the initiative would prove vital to improving the popular town walks that are already in place.
“I am delighted that the money has been granted,” she added.
“The bridge will be an added advantage to our beautiful town walks and it is something that is badly needed.”