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Contracts signed for 3m Cockhill Bridge 23.02.17

AN historic bridge will be preserved for pedestrians when a new 3 million structure is constructed over the Crana River at Cockhill, Buncrana.
The signing of the contracts for the new bridge took place on Monday at the former Buncrana Town Council offices.
Wills Bros Ltd. Civil Engineering Contractors have been appointed by Donegal County Council for the construction of the new structure which will commence in the coming weeks.
This project will entail the construction of a new single span bridge to accommodate the realigned R238. The existing bridge structure, which has been the subject of safety fears and traffic gridlock, will remain as a pedestrian bridge.
Inishowen Municipal District cathaoirleach Cllr Bernard McGuinness told the gathering: "The Cockhill Bridge represents an important gateway into north Inishowen and will benefit not only the local community but all the people of the peninsula as well as our visitors who come here to take in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country."
Members of the Inishowen Municipal District of Donegal County Council, council staff and executives attend the signing of contracts for the new 3m Cockhill Bridge in Buncrana on February 20, 2017.
Deputy Charlie McConalogue TD, Senator Padraig MacLochlainn and Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid, Joe McHugh TD also addressed the gathering during the signing of the contracts.
A special tribute was paid to the local community for their ongoing efforts in securing the construction of the new bridge.
They work of council staff in laying the foundations for the new bridge was praised with special mention for the roads team Seamus Hopkins, Eamonn Mahon, James Gill, Patsy Devlin and George Porter.
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