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Damaged WWII jetty to be repaired

PORT DAMAGE. . . .Some of the damage done to the port on Saturday morning as the ????? Odyssey docked. 0708JM57

PORT DAMAGE. . . .Some of the damage done to the port on Saturday morning as the ????? Odyssey docked. 0708JM57

Twenty thousand pounds will be spent to repair a World War Two jetty at Derry’s Fort George which was damaged by a cruise ship in 2012.

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland confirmed the repairs would take place alongside general maintenance work.

Part of the jetty has been fenced off for the past 18 months after it was damaged when a ship collided with it in August 2012.

The repair work will include the replacement of railings and a new navigation light on the jetty.

Minister McCausland said: “This investment of £20,000 by the Executive, through the Department for Social Development, will allow the jetty to become fully operational again. Riverfront amenities are valuable assets that create a sense of place in any city. “The refurbished jetty will complement the pedestrian and cycle paths running alongside the river and provide another focal point for both visitors and local people.”

 

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