Feasibility study needed for Glanworth Bridge replacement

James Sheehan, secretary of Glanworth Community Council and Cllr Deirdre O'Brien, at the site of the historic bridge this week.

A feasibility study must be carried out to find a way to replace the ancient narrow bridge in Glanworth, a councillor has said. 

Councillor Deirdre O’Brien made the call during this week’s Fermoy Municipal District meeting, stating that such is the issue with the bridge, that it was now time to consider a replacement. 

“Glanworth Bridge is a mid-15 century structure and is said to be the oldest, longest, narrowest road bridge in Europe. Although it is passable today, care must be taken when driving this bridge as it only wide enough for one vehicle at a time.”

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