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The road is reopened at Clonbony Bridge. Photograph by John Kelly

Clonbony Bridge reopens at Miltown Malbay

CLONBONY Bridge on the N67 reopened on Wednesday, following the completion of significant repair works. The bridge had been closed to vehicular traffic since September 11, after significant flooding in the area. Subsequent inspections of the bridge identified structural damage to one of the abutments, necessitating the closure of the bridge and the re-routing of traffic on the road, which is part of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Kilmihil-based L & M Keating Ltd was appointed in late September to carry out the required bridge remediation works. “Business and residents of Miltown Malbay are delighted that the works have been completed ahead of schedule and now want to send a clear message that the town is very much open for business again,” said Councillor Christy Curtin, chair of West Clare Municipal District. “The unprecedented flooding that occurred in West Clare in September took everybody by surprise and it caused significant disruption on the roads, the effects of which were felt most …

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The road is reopened at Clonbony Bridge. Photograph by John Kelly

Contractor for Clonbony Bridge

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (formerly the NRA) has announced that a contractor will be appointed this week to undertake remedial works to Clonbony Bridge on the N67 near Miltown Malbay. The Bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic since September 11, following significant flooding in the area. Subsequent inspections of the bridge have indentified structural damage to one of the bridge abutments which has necessitated the closure of the bridge and the rerouting of traffic. Senior engineer, Clare County Council, Tom Tiernan, commented, “Clare County Council is conscious of the disruption that the closure has caused for local businesses in Miltown Malbay, as well as local residents. However, the continued closure has proven to be necessary on foot of inspections that have deemed the bridge structure to have been compromised.”

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