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Moac
2007-07-18 18:59:02
Leenane Bridge
Connemara motorists facing 110km diversions
Wednesday, 18 July 2007 19:43

There are widespread traffic diversions in Connemara following the collapse of a bridge in the centre of Leenane.

Motorists are being warned that they now face diversions of over 110km.

The century old stone arched bridge on the main Clifden to Westport road collapsed shortly before 5pm.

Galway County Council says one of the arches was swept away following three hours of torrential rain; the second arch collapsed a short time later.

The N59 road through the village is now closed.

Local residents say it is a miracle that nobody was injured by the collapse.

The road is one of the busiest in west Galway and carries a very large volume of tourist traffic.

The council says it will be examining the possibility of a temporary bridge but this could take a considerable time to put in place.

Story from RTÉ News:

http://www.rte.ie/news/2007/0718/connemara.html


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Summit Summary
Binn Charrach: NE finger from the Twelve Bens offers a way in.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
Knockpasheemore (Binn Charrach) is a small summit at the end of a 2km ridge heading NE from the lower scree slopes of Benbaun, and makes a worthwhile climb either in its own right, or as a diversi...

  
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Benbulbin: donieg on the summit, 2008
donieg a day ago.
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Bencorrbeg: Shapely outlier, serious scrambling.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
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More Mount Brandon
tomlug48 2 days ago.
On the way to the summit

  
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Inis Leacan: Island south of Roundstone.
simon3 5 days ago.
Inishlacken is a small island south of Roundstone. Here it is viewed from Inishnee.

  
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Oileán an Chlaí: Island in Bertraghboy Bay
simon3 5 days ago.
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Lettershinna Hill: Grass top, distant heights.
simon3 5 days ago.
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Beast of Bencorrbeg tackled from the south.
simon3 5 days ago.
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Onzy 6 days ago.
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Benglenisky: Southern Bens easiest way up.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 5 days ago.
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march-fixer 6 days ago.
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Binn Bhriocáin: Rocky top from afar.
simon3 5 days ago.
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