Graigue bridge has become a ‘death trap’, say Councillors

Graigue bridge has become a “death trap” according to local Councillors. Cllr David Doran said he was calling on the Municipal District Council “to take action immediately regarding Graigue bridge as this is a serious health and safety issue for anyone who uses this road.”

Graigue bridge has become a “death trap” according to local Councillors. Cllr David Doran said he was calling on the Municipal District Council “to take action immediately regarding Graigue bridge as this is a serious health and safety issue for anyone who uses this road.”

Cllr Doran said there had been many incidents involving people using the bridge. Now is the time to install some signs warning motorists and pedestrians, he urged. “It’s amazing there hasn’t been a fatality.” Councillors heard that CIE (Irish Rail) have acknowledged they own the bridge and are responsible for its upkeep. Cllr Seamus Hanafin read out a letter he had written to Council authorities. The response he received shows that the bridge “is a significant safety problem.” Cllr Hanafin said he “cannot understand how this problem has been allowed to continue. I raised this in the strongest possible terms over the last three years. That road is dangerous and needs to be dealt with.”

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