Final sections of Peace Bridge put in place

18th February 2011

Ilex, urban regeneration company today announced the installation of the final two sections of the Peace Bridge this weekend. A 500 tonne crane will lift the first section of the bridge over the railway line late Saturday night/early Sunday morning and the very last piece will be put in place by 8am Sunday morning. 

Alan Armstrong, Ilex’s Site Manager said “As the last two sections of the Peace Bridge have to be lifted over the railway line the work has to take place between the hours of 11.30pm Saturday night and 6am Sunday morning. Over the last few months a lot of people have followed the building of the Peace Bridge and will not want to miss this historic event. The best vantage point to view the work is from the Foyle embankment”.

The third bridge across the River Foyle, the Peace Bridge has been given £13,343,476 from the European Union’s PEACE III Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The programme’s theme of Creating Shared Public Space aims to support large scale infrastructure developments that will tackle problems of separated communities by creating genuine new shared space or transforming contested space.

The Peace Bridge is scheduled for completion in June 2011.

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For further information contact Mo Durkan, Ilex - 028 7126 9226 or 07917 544297. Press release and bridge images are downloadable on www.ilex-urc.com