Cork County Council have procured a contractor to carry out bridge clearance works at Glyntown Bridge (near Lidl). The works will include the clearance of the right-hand eye (looking downstream) which is blocked at present. Works will be carried out to minimise the generation of silt and will be supervised by a professional underwater archaeologist.
The works will include the removal of vegetation and debris from the eye of the bridge, together with an area extending approximately 20m downstream of the bridge. It is expected that works will take place primarily from the river bank, minimising any disturbance within the channel itself. Sediment control measures will be put in place by the Contractor. Inland Fisheries Ireland have given approval for these works to take place in the coming weeks.