Bridge Reopened After Grenade Removal

Limerick, Ireland Army EOD rendered safe a WWI-era hand grenade which had forced the closure of Thomond Bridge in Limerick. Experts removed the device from the River Shannon during low tide.

Two EOD technicians were escorted by members of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Service (LMSRS) by boat and a jet ski to location of the grenade underneath one of the bridge's archways. The UXO was then transported from the scene to an of-site location for a controlled explosion.

This is not the first UXO find in the area as several cannonballs were also discovered in the area during a recent bridge maintenance project.

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