THE new Meenamulligan
Bridge was officially opened by Charlie McConalogue TD,
Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Cllr
Rena Donaghey, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council
on Wednesday, 9th June 2021.
The old bridge was destroyed during the torrential
flooding in August 2017 and the local community was left
isolated. The Inishowen Municipal District Roads team
installed a temporary structure to facilitate local
access and the construction of a replacement bridge. The
temporary works and final replacement structure were
delivered thanks to the engagement and co-operation of
Seamus and Phillip Devlin and their families with the
provision of necessary lands by them to enable the works
to be undertaken.
J. McLaughlin, (Chief Executive Donegal
County Council), Brendan O’Donnell (Director of Service
Roads and Transportation), Cliodhna Campbell (Senior
Engineer), Seamus Hopkins (Exec Engineer Inishowen MD
Roads Management), Cllr. Rena Donaghey (Cathaoirleach
Donegal County Council), Charlie McConalogue TD
(Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine), Eamonn
Mahon, (Exec Engineer Inishowen MD Roads Management),
Cllr. Albert Doherty, (Cathoirleach Inishowen MD) and
Pádraig Mac Lochlainn TD.
The new bridge is built to
modern design standards, has a 125 year design life, is
a 7.1m wide bridge supported by a 24.3m single span
concrete structure across the Crana River. It replaces
the previous two span structure and so will bring added
benefits to the local ecology.
The new Meenamulligan Bridge.