John Street in Kilkenny to reopen for traffic following blaze at Bridge House

Mary Cody


Mary Cody



A drone picture of the damage done to the Bridge House on John Street in Kilkenny following a fire on Wednesday. PICTURE: PJ DUNNE

John Street, one of the city's main arteries, will re open to through traffic from 5pm today.

The street had been closed since Wednesday morning when a fire destroyed one of the ity's most iconic structures.

Senior engineer with Kilkenny County Council, Simon Walton thanked the local  community and the John Street traders and residents particularly, for their patience and perseverance. He also thanked the council's advisors Kilgallen and Partners and to our contractors Hegartys who have performed excellently in assuring an appropriate and timely response to this emergency event.