After decades of discussion, debate and promises, there are hopes that progress can finally be made on preparing for a new bridge on the road that links Bundoran in Donegal and Kinlough in Leitrim.
For decades, there have been concerns about safety on the narrow Lennox Bridge over the River Drowse, which is used daily by commuters going to work.
It’s also one of the main links between south Donegal and north Leitrim,
With a €100,000 allocation now announced for the bridge, local Fianna Fail Councillor Justin Warnock is hoping that the talking is over and planning and preparation for a new bridge can now begin.
Cllr Warnock spoke to Ocean FM News yesterday evening following a meeting of councillors from the Manorhamilton Municipal District.
Bundoran-based Sinn Fein Councillor Michael McMahon says the pressure over the years to secure the money for a new bridge has been a joint effort between Leitrim and Donegal county councillors.
He says that when the bridge was first built, it was for donkeys, horses and carts, and is therefore not adequate for today’s traffic.