Breaking: Problematic Graigue Bridge, outside Thurles - surface up-grade, a major step forward

Noel Dundon

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Graigue Bridge

Graigue Bridge has been resurfaced.

Chairman of the Templemore Thurles MDC Seamus Hanafin welcomes the actions taken 

The surface of problematic Graigue Bridge, just outside Thurles has been up-graded to ensure that the pavement is much safer.

Chairman of the Templemore Thurles Municipal District Council, Councillor Seamus Hanafin has welcomed the work and said that the road surface has been causing problems for some time.

Cllr Seamus Hanafin

"This is very welcome work because the surface on the bridge was causing a lot of problems when it was wet and in frosty weather. It was very smooth and this led to difficulties, but a more coarse surface has been put down now and this will ensure greater safety for road users in the area. I very much welcome this work because we have been calling for it for some time," Cllr Hanafin said.

The walls of the bridge had been up-graded some time ago but many members of the council had expressed concern about the surface of the bridge itself which is a vital link between the Pouldine and Yellowlough areas of the Moycarkey and Holycross parishes. The road is used by many people coming off  and getting onto the motorway and heading towards Holycross. The bridge  crosses over the disused railway line linking the Horse and Jockey and Thurles.