There’s no date for the re-opening of the Salmon Weir Pedestrian bridge in Ballina.

That’s according to the Cathaoirleach of Ballina Municipal District, Seamus Weir.

Public access to the bridge has been cut off for a number of months now, after council engineers observed that some of the bolts under the bridge may be compromised.

The naming of the Salmon Weir Pedestrian bridge across the River Moy in Ballina caused a lot of controversy in the town council about twenty years ago now, however, the 1.4 million euro structure was open to the public back in 2009 and has become a popular rout for walkers and runners in Ballina.

Cathaoirleach Weir raised the matter at yesterday’s monthly meeting of Ballina Municipal District and asked council officials for an update on the closed off bridge.

He told Mid West News today that the response from management failed to answer his questions and he will raise the matter again at next month’s meeting of the authority

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