Silver bridge repair mooted by council

FINGAL COUNTY Council and South Dublin County Council intend to apply to the Government for funding for the repair and restoration of the Silver bridge at Waterstown Park.

Originally built around 1872 by Edward Cecil Guinness, the bridge is at the end of a tunnel connecting Farmleigh estate in the Phoenix Park.

Silver Bridge 2 08 December 2016

At last week’s Lucan Area Committee meeting of SDCC, Councillor William Lavelle tabled a question asking the Chief Executive to seek to prioritise a joint approach with Fingal County Council in 2017 to seek funding from Government for the repair and restoration of the Silver (Metal) Bridge at Waterstown Park.

The council replied that the Silver (Metal) Bridge is a protected structure in the ownership of Fingal County Court. They said that a previous examination of the bridge indicated that “substantial costs”would be involved for the required and restoration works.

The council added: “Fingal County Council have advised that they will again examine the possibility of progressing this project and South Dublin County Council will support this, including through progressing a joint application for funding from Government for the repair and restoration works as required.”

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