Funding for the package came from a number of different sources, including:-
- EU Objective One (Transport & Accessibility)
- Welsh Assembly Transport Grant
- Welsh Assembly Local Regeneration Fund
- Welsh Development Agency (Town Improvement Grant)
- Anglesey County Council (Highways Capital Programme)
- Arts Council for Wales
- Railway Heritage Trust
- Wales Tourist Board
new bridge was the subject of much debate in Holyhead before it opened.
Those who have walked across it have been very impressed. The scheme
has been a catalyst for a number of investment enquiries and has
positively influenced funding bids for the town centre. As well as
serving transport needs, it has increased the number of ferry/rail users
and tourists who visit the town centre and it is helping to give
Holyhead a more positive, modern and dynamic image.
The Bridge was officially opened by the Welsh Assembly Government Minister Andrew Davies AM, on Thursday 19th October 2006. .
Town Council have been operating this new service since January 2007 as
a way of encouraging more passengers to visit Holyhead.
new "Pumpkin" cafe has opened in the ferry terminal, with an open-air
seating area leading to the Tourist Information Centre. Further
improvements around the bridge are under consideration, including
improvements to the railway station, and the idea of creating a walkway
around part of the Inner Harbour.