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Ennis bridge winter closure

Drehidnagower Bridge, near Drumcliffe, on the outskirts of Ennis, is likely to be closed to the public for the winter months due to rising river levels and the requirement to undertake structural remediation works. In making the announcement, Clare County Council said the temporary closure of the bridge to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians on the Local Road L4587, located north west of the town, is being enforced due to safety reasons while river levels remain elevated. The bridge, which crosses the River Fergus, dates back to the early 19th century and has been the subject of a 30km/hr for a number of months. A council spokesperson said, “The council recently conducted a routine survey of the bridge which determined the requirement for strengthening works to be carried out on the structure’s undercarriage. With water levels rising on the River Fergus, the council has deemed it appropriate for public safety reasons to enforce a temporary closure, which is likely to continue …

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“Structural integrity” worries close Ennis bridge

Clare County Council has confirmed that the L8226-13 local road in Kilcurrish Townland, near Ennis, will remain closed until further notice due to concerns regarding the structural integrity of Kilcurrish Bridge. The affected road links the main Corofin to Ennis Road (R469) to Ballygriffey. Alternative routes have been put in place. A statement from Clare County Council said: “Following a preliminary inspection of the bridge on Thursday, the bridge has been closed on safety grounds, and will remain closed until further notice. We are carrying out further investigations to identify the cause(s) of the structural problems, with a view to determining appropriate repair options to allow the bridge to be brought back into use at the earliest opportunity.” The public are advised to used alternative routes, including the L8224 at Ballybrody (accessed near Ryan’s Quarry on the Corofin Road) or the L8320 at Erinagh (first right after Fountain Cross on the Corofin Road) onto the L8229 at Reaskaun.

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