Call for bridge name consultation

Inishowen's newest Sinn Fein councillor Jack Murray.  (1803JB03)

Inishowen's newest Sinn Fein councillor Jack Murray. (1803JB03)

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Inishowen Sinn Féin Councillor Jack Murray has called for a public consultation process on the naming of the new Cockhill Bridge.

Colr. Murray made the call after being contacted by local people proposing various names.

The official sod turning ceremony took place last week on the banks of the Crana River, marking the beginning of the construction of the bridge.

The three million euro construction project will be completed by the end of 2017 and will see the current 200-year-old existing bridge become a pedestrian and cycle bridge.

Commenting on his proposal, Colr Murray said; “During the course of the last month, I have been contacted by many people in the local community who have brought forward a number of potential names.

“Those people were eager to have their suggestions taken on board and inquired about the procedure for proposing names. As such, I feel it would be beneficial for the council to engage with the public and commence a public consultation process.”

Colr. Murray added: “I would call on the council to engage with the public on its name. Similarly I’d call on everyone in Inishowen to bring forward any suggested names they may have.”