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Ballyglunin Bridge design heads for Europe approval

Wednesday, 15th November, 2017 10:07am

Story by Siobhan Holliman
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Ballyglunin Bridge design heads for Europe approval

Ballyglunin Railway Bridge before it was demolished.

Ballyglunin Bridge design heads for Europe approval

Ballyglunin Railway Bridge before it was demolished.

THE status of replacing the former railway bridge at Ballyglunin is to be raised with the Minister for Transport.

A local councillor has claimed this week that €100,000 has been wasted on designing a bridge that “Irish Rail have told us they have no need for”. The bridge was demolished during road alignment works on the N63.
The proposal to knock the bridge was hotly debated by County Councillors in recent years – some called for a guarantee that it would be replaced to facilitate the re-opening of the railway line while others argued that a pedestrian bridge would be sufficient as there was no hope of the railway line being used again.
It has now emerged that approval for the bridge design must now be secured at European level before anything else can happen on the project.

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