Friday, April 05, 2019

A PROPOSAL to install a metal footbridge over the railway at Morristown in Newbridge was shut down at a recent municipal district meeting

Cllr Mark Lynch asked for a cost and a plan to be created for the installation of the bridge.

“It could be cost effective and if feasible such a bridge could be used in other situations,” he said.

He was told at the meeting that there are no immediate plans for upgrade works to this bridge and that there are no current plans for the provision of a metal footbridge over the railway.

Cllr Lynch asked that he be provided with a cost for a footbridge that could be dropped into place at the next meeting.

“There is a huge amount of housing going in on that side of town, the only access will be to drive,” said Cllr Lynch.

Senior roads officer Evelyn Wright said a railway bridge or any future works would require full consultation with Irish Rail and a funding source would need to be identified.

She said to provide a cost they would have to examine provision, landtake and construction.

“We are not in a position to provide that,” she said. “Our resources are fully committed. We are working with great speed to progress a number of Part 8s and we are not in a position to provide such a costing.”

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By Lynda Doyle
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