Update: The swing bridge has now reopened to vehicle traffic on the N65 following earlier mechanical issues.
A broken bridge has cut off traffic on the N65 in Portumna at the county border with Tipperary today.
Galway County Council has said that there has been a “mechanical difficulty” with the swing bridge on the N65 at Portumna.
This has rendered it “impassable” to vehicle traffic, and motorists are being advised to use a different route until further notice.
“Due to a mechanical difficulty having occurred with the swing bridge at N65 Portumna, the bridge is currently impassable to vehicles and will remain so until further notice.”
“Members of the public are requested to avoid this area until further notice and to use alternative routes.”
“Galway County Council is aware that Waterways Ireland are working now to address the problem and a further announcement will follow once the problem has been resolved.”
image credit: JP / Portumna Swing Bridge via Wikimedia Commons