Sinn Féin representative Áine Quinn has said that the damage to O’Hanlon’s bridge in Mullaghbawn must be repaired as soon as possible to ensure the safety of road users.
The Slieve Gullion representative said:
“Following an accident in December, the bridge was left with a large hole in the right hand side, leading onto a sheer drop.
“This poses a massive safety risk to all using this road, especially in the current winter conditions.
“The Sinn Féin team has reported this issue to DFI who have confirmed that repair works for the bridge will begin in early February.
“These will include the necessary masonry repairs as well as removing vegetation and cleaning the existing stonework on the bridge.
“It’s important that this issue is resolved as soon as possible for local residents and we will continue to press for these works to be completed as a priority.”