£2.2million funding for Strabane bridge

More than £2million of funding has been announced for a new bridge in Strabane.

The bridge will link Ballycolman with Townsend Street.

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland today allocated £2.2million towards the cost of the bridge.

He said: “The funding that I have put in place will see the delivery of a landmark bridge that will connect two disadvantaged communities in Strabane. It will provide alternative routes across the river for pedestrians and cyclists, creating better access to facilities and opening up opportunities for the residents of Strabane.

“Following on from my recent announcements on the start of design work on a major Town Centre scheme, funding for public realm improvements to Bridge Street, the Strabane Wi-Fi project as well as new Festive lights, it is clear that I am completely committed to Strabane’s regeneration.”

The total cost of the bridge project is £3.2million with £875,000 being provided through the Department for Regional Development’s Active Travel programme.