« BackCouncillor calls for county-wise assessment of bridges

A bridge – which has been described as the gateway to South Kerry – needs urgent assessment to prolong its lifespan.

Cllr Michael Cahill That’s according to Kerry County Councillor Michael Cahill who is calling for a county wide plan of action in relation to Kerry’s bridges.

The 120 metre limestone Laune Bridge in Killorglin is currently under assessment by Transport Infrastructure Ireland amid fears of subsidence.

However Cllr Cahill says Laune Bridge is not the only bridge in the county which is in urgent need of assessment, especially in light of recent flooding:

The councillor added that these bridges were built for a different purpose and asuch, their integrity is a cause for concern: