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New Meenamulligan Bridge opened 18.06.21

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.
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