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Langan not convinced by bridge repair timetable

Clonuff Bridge, with thanks to Googlemaps.

Clonuff Bridge, with thanks to Googlemaps.

Work on the repair of Ticknevin bridge is set to begin in the coming months although at least one local county councillor has expressed a degree of sceptiscim about it.

Speaking last Tuesday, May 13, at a meeting of Clane Area Comittee, Cllr. Seamus Langan said he was told the repairs would be carried out last October.

“Well the winter came in and we were totally tied up with repairs,” a council official explained.

Meanwhile he has also asked the council to carry out repairs to a bridge in Mucklon on the Mucklon to Timahoe Road as a matter of urgency.

And he expressed a concern that with regular traffic and that which is accessing local firm Brady Meats, the road was badly in need of repair.

He was told that this bridge was included in the current programme of works to be undertaken by the Council’s Clane Area Office and are expected to be completed within the next month.

“Like Ticknevin and Clonuff Bridge?” Cllr. Langan responded skeptically.

As reported previously in the Leinster Leader, Clonuff Bridge is a small bridge near Broadford on the Carbury road which is collapsing.

Previous plans by Kildare County Council for that bridge which had been approved for funding by the National Transport Authority (NTA) were then not approved by the NTA because they didn’t approve of the work being proposed.

This was despite the fact that €12,000 have been spent on a safety audit on the tiny rural bridge. They have begun planning repairs again, and will need to carry out another safety audit..

 

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