Clare County Council has confirmed today that a temporary weight restriction of 3.5 tonnes has been imposed on Latoon Creek Bridge on the R458 (Old N18), located 4 kilometres south of Clarecastle.
The Council said the introduction of the weight restriction follows the results of a recently conducted Structural Investigation, which has recommended that a load assessment be carried out to determine the load carrying capacity of the bridge.
A Council spokesperson stated: “Further investigation will be carried out on the bridge with a view to the implementation of the necessary remediation works as soon as possible. Temporary traffic management and associated signage is in place to divert relevant traffic away from the bridge and along the designated diversion routes.”
Further updates will be issued where necessary.