Cllr Brogan welcomes work on Barrack Bridge

Cllr Brogan welcomes work on Barrack Bridge

Cllr Brogan welcomes work on Barrack Bridge

Fianna Fil Cllr. Ciaran Brogan has welcomed repair works at the Barrack and Ards bridges at Ballyare.

Both bridges, located within about a mile of each other, had been struck and damaged by vehicles more than a year ago and were awaiting repairs, the councillor said.

"Local residents by this point were frustrated and annoyed," he said.

Cllr. Brogan has received reassurances from council engineers that work on the bridges was to start immediately. He had again raised the issue at the last meeting of the Letterkenny Electoral Area committee.

"I was very concerned," said Cllr. Brogan, who had been speaking with the area manager and local engineers about the work needed at the bridges for a number of weeks.

The stonework has been completed at the Barrack Bridge and work on new signage and road lining at the bridge is to come.

At the most recent meeting of the Letterkenny Electoral Area committee, Cllr. Brogan also asked council engineers for road lining at a third bridge in the area, the Ballyare bridge.

The councillor also suggested at the meeting that possibly local stonemasons could be called upon to repair the stonework on the bridges. "Ramelton would have more than most," he said.