Car­ney river­bank needs re­in­forc­ing

The Sligo Champion - - NEWS -

Plans are un­der­way to shore up the river­bank close to Car­ney Bridge.

The bridge it­self is struc­turally sound but the up­stream river­bank has been com­pro­mised by tree roots pro­trud­ing through the old ma­sonry wall and by wa­ter mains works some years ago.

“The river­bank is cer­tainly not sound,” said Coun­cil­lor Sea­mus Kil­gan­non, who raised the is­sue. “There is con­cern in the area that the bank is go­ing to col­lapse. I agree the bridge it­self is sound but the bank is not,” he told the meet­ing.

Se­nior En­gi­neer De­clan Noone said that the up­stream river­bank was not in any risk of col­lapse.

The Coun­cil plans to pro­tect it with re­tain­ing walls and/or gabion bas­kets along a port of the river­bank next to the Drum­cliffe to Car­ney road. De­signs and cost­ings will be done in the next few months with the lo­cal Car­ney Bridge Restora­tion Group.

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