Replacement needed before Enniscorthy bridge is demolished
A REPLACEMENT for Seamus Rafter bridge will have to be built before the present structure is removed, director of engineering services Eddie Taaffe assured Cllr. Keith Doyle last week. The bridge, which is less than 30 years in place over the River Slaney in Enniscorthy, is due to be demolished as part of a flood protection scheme for the town.
However, the director made it clear that any new bridge will have to be constructed downstream before the existing river crossing is torn up.
He also told the concerned councillor that the bridge, if and when it goes ahead, is an Office of Public Works project and it will be funded independently from the bypass of Enniscorthy which is due to take the N11 out of the town.