Pont y Ddraig

Rhyl Harbour Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge “Pont y Draig” is officially open. The ribbon cutting event took place yesterday with Mark Colbourne MBE doing the honours. The new bridge provides the final link in 15 miles of traffic-free cycling across Conwy and Denbighshire.

It was named by Rhyl pupil Leon Jones following a schools competition and local children were invited to the opening.

Jane Lorimer, director of Sustrans Wales, which partly financed the bridge, said it was one of 10 schemes in Wales which was bringing investment to the local area.

“Here in Rhyl the bridge is very much part of a regeneration scheme which is opening up an extension along Rhyl seafront and really putting this area, which is an area of deprivation, into the limelight as a place which is a joy to visit in its own right.”

“It’s unlocked the whole of the harbour areas. There has been additional investment and there will be a visitor centre and public squares.”

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