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.
Speaking at the official opening, Minister Storey said, “I am delighted to officially open the new Lagan Weir pedestrian and cycle bridge. “This magnificent bridge considerably improves the connection from Belfast city centre to Queen’s Quay, and showcases the potential for development in this area.” With 16,000 people crossing the old footbridge each week, it is anticipated that the new Bridge will be well utilised, offering access – for the first time – to both pedestrians and cyclists.
The Minister added: “My department is committed to implementing the Queen’s Quay Masterplan and this is the first stage in that process. “The Queen’s Quay Masterplan sets out an exciting vision of the development potential of this area, and the creation of this new bridge will improve the links between the city centre and Queen’s Quay, as well as the Titanic Quarter.”
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