The new County Manager of Louth Local Authorities, Ms Philomena Poole, is determined to see the Narrow Water Bridge project succeed.
The project was put on hold when tenders from construction companies went well above the budget.
But the new manager believes this is an important piece of infrastructure and will do what it takes to get it over the line.
The bridge has the backing of the government and the administration in the North and has already secured funding of approximately €17.4m from the INTERREG IVA programme administered by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
The problem now is the financial shortfall that has arisen as a result of the tenders received from competing contractors.
So the gap will have to be filled by additional funding and a reduction in costs, or both.
The project goes back to 2008 when the Louth County Council brought in Roughan O’Donovan Consulting Engineers to design a bridge across Carlingford Lough.
This is the same company that designed the Mary McAleese Boyne Valley Bridge.
However speaking to the Dundalk Democrat this week, Louth County Manager Philomena Poole said she believed this vital piece of infrastructure will go ahead.
All the indications are that this issue is at a crucial stage so Ms Poole’s support for the Narrow Water Bridge comes at a perfect time.