Midleton’s Pontoon Reopened After Dangerous Footbridge Replaced

By Alan Sheehan

The replaced section of the footbridge at the Pontoon following its reopening to the public this past Monday, 24 April.

Midleton Town Council reopened the routes to and from the footbridge at the Pontoon in Midleton this past Monday, 24 April.
The Pontoon was reopened 55 days after all four of its main entrances, including the footbridge, were sealed off due to concerns regarding the safety of the bridge. The older and deteriorated red half of the bridge was replaced with a newer and more robust structure with the area reopened at the start of this week.
“The bridge has been completely replaced,” said Billy Buckley of Cork County Council. “It is a complete new bridge and it is up and running now again. All of the pathways are reopened to the public. The council had nothing to do with the replacement of the bridge – it was a private company that handled the repairs – and we just removed the barriers on Monday afternoon.”

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