30/06/2015

Lagan Weir Bridge Officially Opens

The new bridge across the River Lagan in Belfast has officially opened.

The new Lagan Weir Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge, which connects Donegall Quay with Queen's Quay, replaces the old footbridge and represents a £5m investment in the City from the Department for Social Development.

With 16,000 people crossing the old footbridge each week, it is anticipated that the new Bridge will be well utilised, offering access to both pedestrians and cyclists.

The new Lagan Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge is approximately 8 metres across at its widest point. The Bridge was constructed by Graham Construction and has been completed in time for the Tall Ships 2015 event.

(CD)

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