Gardaí have closed the Wooden Bridge at Bull Island in Dublin to motorists until Monday.
Residents may drive over it but access will be limited to just locals, pedestrians and cyclists.
Businesses based in the area will also be permitted to drive on the bridge.
*Road Closure Alert*. From today until Monday 1st June, The Dollymount / Bull Wall Bridge will be closed to cars. Access will remain open for pedestrians and cyclists. Motorists who are residents or from a local business can also continue to use the bridge
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) May 30, 2020
Wooden Bridge Was A Safety Concern:
Local Councillor Donna Cooney says the number of cars on it in the past while made it a safety concern:
"I had been in touch with Dublin Port Company, who have put up some signage in relation to physical distancing on the bridge."
"The Guards made the decision because they've been down there time and time again."
"They were down there last Sunday and a number of times across the week."
"Last night it was particularly bad, there was cars basically head to head on the bridge."
But the wooden bridge isn't big enough for that many cars see what happened last night. Dangerous & nobody getting anywhere old or young people or dogs in cars, looking very hot 1k traffic jam, head to head on wooden bridge, parking will have to be limited as not bridge capacity! pic.twitter.com/FnOXwg5Rlc
— Cllr. Donna Cooney (@donna_cooney1) May 30, 2020
The Bridge Can Be Accessed By Public Transport With The 130 Bus
The head image on this post was kindly supplied by Cllr Donna Cooney.