Kerry County Council is investigating the collapse of a bridge in Lixnaw. Part of the bridge at Ballinagar collapsed shortly before lunch when a truck carrying pigs was traveling across it. The container attached to the lorry detached itself from the truck.
Garda and Kerry County Council officials are at the scene and attempts are currently being made to lift the vehicle. Weight restrictions are in place on the bridge which was put in place in 1993. Padraig Corkery of Kerry County Council says the structure was inspected before Christmas and that an investigation in now underway to determine the cause of the collapse.
Linky: Daily News from Kerry