Illies bridge needs to be constructed asap - Murray

Inishowen Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray has said that the flooding of the temporary bridge in the Illies this week, demonstrates the urgent need to construct the planned permanent structure.
 
The current structure was erected after the devastating floods of August 2017.
 
Cllr Murray said;
 
"When Donegal County Council installed the current bridge in the aftermath of the 2017 floods, it was a welcome response. Particularly by local people who could not access their homes.
 
"It is important to note though, that it was only ever intended to be a temporary structure as it floods and is closed during times of high waters - as evidenced this week.
 
"A permanent bridge, which would not close during floods, has been designed and is going through the necessary process prior to construction. I have spoken to the local roads engineer on this issue and will raise it again at our Municipal District meeting on Tuesday. 

"The flooding of the bridge this week, clearly demonstrates the urgent need for the permanent bridge to be constructed and I will work within the council to have that happen as soon as possible."